Kitimat, Smithers, and Prince George will be the sites of 3 out of 12 transition housing projects announced by the province today.
All three projects aim to provide safer housing for women and children fleeing abuse and will provide support services to help them rebuild their lives.
In Kitimat, the Tamatik Status of Women Association will operate 12 transition house beds, 10 second-stage housing units and 20 affordable rental homes.
Smithers will see 9 second-stage housing units in total, 4 of which will focus on young women and mothers, operated by the Northern Society for Domestic Peace.
Prince George will get 18 transition beds, 16 second-stage housing units, and 21 affordable townhouses which will be operated by the District Elizabeth Fry Society.
Across the 12 projects, a total of 280 homes will be built as the first steps of a 10 year, 734 million dollar provincial investment.