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Developing for Change Group Announces Proposed Supportive Housing

January 25, 2024

Developing for Change Group Announces New, Proposed
Supportive Housing Project and Redevelopment Plan for
46 Elmwood Place, London

London, ON – January 25, 2024 – Developing for Change, a collaboration of four local builder/developers (The Tricar Group, Auburn Group, Drewlo Holdings Inc., and Sifton Properties Limited), is thrilled to announce a new partnership and proposal for a highly supportive housing project at 46 Elmwood Place, London. This initiative underscores their recognition of the importance of home for every resident in London.

Together, they are leveraging their expertise and community-oriented values to address the urgent need for affordable housing in our community, that includes wrap-around services and support. Building on the success of previous partnerships with Indwell, a charity and respected provider of affordable supportive housing, this initiative highlights the potential to make a significant impact on the community.

Developing for Change facilitated the acquisition of a vacant long-term care home and is providing in-kind services, while actively seeking additional funding from all levels of government and private sources to ensure the project’s success. One of the business partners, Adam Carapella, VP of The Tricar Group, shared his excitement, stating, “We all actively participated in the Health and Homelessness Summit and were inspired to engage and contribute. Together, we have a comprehensive understanding of the work and can leverage our combined construction expertise and community-building mindset. Our hope is that this project can be successful and act as a catalyst for other supportive housing projects within the city.”

This joint effort, rooted in the builders’ understanding of the retrofitting process and Indwell’s expertise in managing highly supportive housing operations, positions them as ideal collaborators. Jeff Neven, CEO at Indwell, expressed his gratitude, stating, “Creative partnerships like this one will accelerate life-saving solutions for people seeking dignified, safe and permanent housing. Our local business partners share our commitment to building thriving communities, and their support allows us to make a meaningful impact on the lives of those in need.”

The City of London, announcing the initiative during the Mayor’s State of the City Address on January 25th, supports an expedited solution towards the housing crisis. A neighbourhood meeting has been scheduled to offer the community an opportunity to learn more about the project, the builders involved, and Indwell. This event aims to foster transparency and encourage active participation from the community throughout the project’s development.

The project at 46 Elmwood Place is a response to the pressing need for urgent and affordable housing in London. Indwell aims to provide a swift and effective solution to this crisis; the team is actively working on building permits and construction is anticipated to begin soon. The project will contribute to Indwell’s vision of offering hope and homes for all.


About Developing for Change

Developing for Change is a collaboration of four local builders and developers: The Tricar Group, Auburn Group, Drewlo Holdings Inc., and Sifton Properties Limited. Recognizing the significance of ‘home’ in the London community, their objective is to identify and support opportunities for community development. Bringing together decades of local construction expertise and shared community-oriented values, Developing for Change strives to make a lasting impact by fostering sustainable and thriving communities in the London area.


About Indwell

Indwell is a Christian charity founded in 1974 that is responding to the urgent need to address homelessness in Southern Ontario by providing high-quality affordable supportive housing. Indwell supports more than 1,200 tenants in its programs in London, St. Thomas, Hamilton, Woodstock, Simcoe, Waterloo Region, and Mississauga.

In London, supports 182 individuals in three programs: Woodfield Gate (356 Dundas Street), Embassy Commons (740 Dundas Street), and Thompson Road Apartments (in partnership with the City of London, 403 Dundas Street). To learn more, visit

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