06/26/2012 10:23 EDT | Updated 08/26/2012 05:12 EDT

Montreal housing complex for the deaf now open

An affordable housing complex for the deaf - the first of its kind in Canada - has officially opened in Montreal.

La Maison des Sourds offers sixty apartment units for the hearing impaired, and their families.

Apartments include special services such as video intercoms, and strobe-light doorbells.

Forty-seven of the 60 units are reserved for low-income households.