PORT MOODY – Local New Democrat MLA Rick Glumac is celebrating 398 units of new homes already built or underway for low-income families and people with special needs in the Tri-Cities.
The housing across the Tri-Cities is part of 20,000 units of new housing underway in nearly 80 communities across B.C.
“People in our community have been struggling to find an affordable place to live for many years,” said the MLA for Port Moody-Coquitlam. “Our government took action and the results speak for themselves: 20,000 new homes underway across B.C. in less than 2 years, with almost 400 of those in the Tri-Cities.”
The Province is working in partnership with local and federal governments, non-profits, colleges and universities, Indigenous communities, and private developers to increase the supply of affordable rental housing across B.C.
Glumac said that the New Democrat government has acted quickly to address the urgent need for affordable housing, and that they have been working with partners to not just increase the number of homes, but to build the right kind of homes to make life better for people at all ages, stages in life, and income levels.
Glumac added that Budget 2018 launched the most significant investment in housing affordability in B.C. history – more than $7 billion over 10 years.
A map showing the location of all announced projects, including those in the Tri-Cities is now available online at https://www.bchousing.org/homes-for-BC.