MLA Simons celebrates 218 units of new homes underway for people on the Sunshine Coast

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SUNSHINE COAST – Local New Democrat MLA Nicholas Simons is celebrating 218 units of new homes already built or underway for seniors, families, and people experiencing homeless on the Sunshine Coast.

The housing in Powell River and Sechelt is part of 20,000 units of new housing underway in nearly 80 communities across B.C.

“Under the previous government the housing crisis didn’t get enough attention,” said the MLA for Powell River-Sunshine Coast. “Our government has made affordable housing a clear priority. We are creating 218 safe and affordable homes to those who need it most.”

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.

Simons 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.

Simons 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 Powell River-Sunshine Coast is now available online at

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