Families displaced by the flood who’ve been living in temporary housing in southeast Calgary are moving out on Friday.

Great Plains, located at 57 St. and 68 Ave. S.E. was built to house residents who lost their homes and couldn’t find anywhere else to stay.

It opened on October 15, 2013.

The announcement to close the community was made earlier in January and it took many people off-guard. They were given a 30 to 60 day timeframe to move out.

With trees being planted, a playground built, and power poles erected, many residents thought they could stay there for a while.

But the province says the community, which was set up to house 700 people, is nowhere near capacity at 45 residents.

According to officials, that’s not enough to keep it open.

Social agencies are now stepping in to help residents find accommodation in the city or at the Saddlebrook community in High River.