MISSION – Local New Democrat MLA Bob D’Eith is celebrating 74 units of new homes currently underway for seniors in Mission. These homes are a part of 20,000 units of new housing underway in nearly 80 communities across B.C.
“Across the province we’ve heard from people time and time again that housing affordability is their number one concern,” said the MLA for Maple Ridge-Mission. “In less than 2 years we’ve delivered on new, affordable, housing projects in every corner of B.C. and will continue to invest in the housing that people need. If the previous BC Liberal government took the housing crisis seriously when it first started, many communities wouldn’t find themselves in this difficult situation. I’m glad we’re doing things differently.”
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.
D’Eith 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. D’Eith 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 Mission is now available online at: https://www.bchousing.org/homes-for-BC