COMOX VALLEY – NDP MLA Ronna-Rae Leonard says 92 new, affordable rental homes are coming to the Comox Valley for people with low to moderate incomes.
“Across the Comox Valley, accessible, affordable housing is one of the biggest challenges people are continually faced with,” said MLA Leonard. “We are so fortunate to have incredible organizations working alongside our government to tackle this problem. 92 new units through Wachiay Friendship Centre and the Comox Valley Affordable Housing Society will go a long way toward ensuring people have a place to call home.”
The Wachiay Friendship Centre Society will create 40 new units for Indigenous peoples, and the Comox Valley Affordable Housing Society will build 52 new units for low-to-middle income seniors.
Provided by the Building BC: Community Housing Fund, these new affordable rental homes are part of 47 new projects, which will deliver more than 2,400 new homes across the province.
A total of 47 new projects have been selected through this second intake of the Building BC: Community Housing Fund (CHF). The intake will provide approximately 2,455 rental homes for individuals, families, seniors, people with disabilities and Indigenous peoples throughout the province. More than 1,000 of the new homes will be for Indigenous individuals, families and Elders.
These projects have 50% of units for households with incomes up to $64,000, 30% of units for households with incomes up to approximately $74,000, and 20% of units for households with very low incomes (including those on income or disability assistance).
The Community Housing Fund is part of the BC NDP government’s 10-year $7-billion housing plan. It is an investment of $1.9 billion to build more than 14,000 affordable rental homes for moderate- and low-income families and individuals. Three and a half years in, more than 8,600 of these homes are already open, under construction or in development.
2,400 new affordable rental homes on the way in B.C.: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2021AG0084-001085
A map showing the location of all announced provincially funded housing projects in B.C. is available online: https://www.bchousing.org/homes-for-BC
To learn about the steps the Province is taking to tackle the housing crisis and deliver affordable homes for British Columbians, visit: https://workingforyou.gov.bc.ca/