NDP MLA Nathan Cullen says new, affordable rentals coming to Stikine

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STIKINE – NDP MLA Nathan Cullen says 69 new, affordable rental homes are coming to Stikine for people with low to moderate incomes.

“I hear from people in my constituency all the time the very real and difficult challenge of finding housing that meets their needs,” said Nathan Cullen, MLA for Stikine. “These new housing projects will provide a safe and affordable place to call home for both Indigenous and Non-Indigenous people in the North.”

Three housing projects are coming to Stikine:

  • Gitanyow Nation, First Ave.: 15 homes for Elders, in partnership with Gitanyow Hereditary Chiefs
  • Smithers, Main St. and 10th Ave.: 23 homes for Indigenous families and Elders, in partnership with Dze L K’ant Housing Society
  • Hazelton, 2720 Hwy 62: 31 homes for families, seniors and people with disabilities, in partnership with Wrinch Memorial Foundation Society

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.

Learn More:

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/