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Province announces 4,900 new affordable rental homes across B.C.

Province announces 4,900 new affordable rental homes across B.C.

The BC Government has announced 4900 affordable rental homes in 42 communities across the province.

Housing minister Selina Robinson says the new projects are aimed squarely at BC’s housing crisis, which has made homes unaffordable for even middle-income families.

Northern BC is getting 78 homes spread over six projects:

Queen Charlotte: 1 project / 4 homes

• $400,000 to Queen Charlotte Heritage Housing Society – 4 homes for families and seniors

Smithers: 1 project / 15 homes

• $1.5 million to Smithers Community Service Association – 15 homes for families and seniors

Valemount: 1 project / 13 homes

• $1.3 million to Valemount Affordable Rentals Society – 13 homes for families and seniors

Vanderhoof: 2 projects / 34 homes

  • $2.8 million to Nechako Valley Community Services Society – 28 homes for seniors
  • $600,000 to Nechako Valley Community Services Society – 6 homes for seniors and

    families
    Village of Telkwa: 1 project / 12 homes

• $1.2 million to Telkwa Seniors Housing Society – 12 homes for seniors

The the projects are the first under the government’s Building BC Community Housing Fund, a $1.9-billion investment over 10 years, will build more than 14,000 affordable rental homes.

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