Tenants at Villa Aubin now have their elevator.

The Nipissing District Housing Corporation(NDHC) announced the news today, stating the elevator will make life “significantly” easier and safer for tenants of the 58 units.

“The tenants and visitors who have been requesting an elevator at Villa Aubin have been heard,” said Dan Roveda, Chair of the Community Services Committee of the DNSSAB. “This new elevator has been recognized as critical to improving the quality of life of the residents. We are so pleased it is now a reality.”

“NDHC is very pleased to have been able to find the $290,000.00 to fund the cost of the elevator and to make this happen,” says NDHC Board Chair, Dave Mendicino.  “The Board realizes how important easier access is to seniors with mobility issues.”

Tenants have been asking for an elevator for years, bringing it to council’s attention in 2018.

Pauline Martin, president of the building’s tenant association, is excited about the news.

“The elevator will provide all residents with a new freedom, particularly the ones on the second floor who have mobility or health issues who are challenged with using the stairs,” she said. “They can now visit others and easily leave the building. We are so grateful and the tenant association is very excited about this.”