January 14, 2014 1:11 pm
Updated: January 14, 2014 1:39 pm

Flood victims at Great Plains housing project served eviction notice

A work camp-like site built in the Great Plains Industrial Park at 68 Avenue S.E. and 57 Street S.E. houses displaced flood victims.

Global News

Flood victims living in a temporary housing project in southeast Calgary have less than three weeks go find another place to live.

Several dozen people  in the Great Plains community have received written notice they have to move out by the end of January.

Earlier this month they were told they had between 30 and 60 days to prepare for a move.

The housing project was built to accommodate 700 people but had only 70 residents at its peak, shortly after it opened in October.

The province is closing the community because of low demand and says residents will have the option of moving to the Saddlebrook temporary neighbourhood just north of High River,

There’s been no decision on what will happen to the trailers that make up the Great Plains camp.

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