MLA Bowinn Ma welcomes new affordable homes for people in North Vancouver

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NORTH VANCOUVER – New Democrat MLA Bowinn Ma is welcoming the announcement of 85 new homes for low- and middle-income people and families in North Vancouver, including ten homes for people with disabilities.

“Middle-income families and people with disabilities are struggling to find safe, affordable, and accessible places to call home on the North Shore,” said the MLA for North Vancouver-Lonsdale. “This project fills an important need and is a welcome addition to the almost 200 units of non-market social housing for low-income families that are already under development in North Vancouver.”

Construction is now underway on the new project located at 125 E 20th St in North Vancouver, and the building is expected to be completed by July 2021. Monthly rents are projected to range from $1,668 for a one-bedroom to $2,650 for a three-bedroom. Rent for the ten units for people with disabilities will be approximately $720 for a studio and $840 for a one-bedroom.

The provincial government, through the BC Housing Hub, is providing approximately $23.6 million towards construction of the building, and the Vancouver Resource Society for the Physically Disabled has provided the land. This project joins two affordable housing buildings underway in the area: the Kiwanis North Shore Housing Society’s 106-unit development for seniors which is currently under construction, and a 90-unit building that will be built in partnership with Sanford Affordable Housing Society and Hollyburn Family Services Society.

These projects are part of the more than 23,000 new homes that are complete or underway around the province, including 9,750 in the Vancouver Coastal and Fraser regions, as part of the Government of B.C.’s Homes for B.C. housing plan.

A map showing the location of all announced provincially funded housing projects in B.C. is available online:

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