NDP MLA says new, affordable rentals for Indigenous families and Elders coming to Mission area

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MISSION – NDP MLA Bob D’Eith says 61 new, affordable rental homes are coming to the Mission area for Indigenous families and Elders with low to moderate incomes.

“These 61 new affordable units that will be reserved for Indigenous families and Elders are such great news,” said Bob D’Eith, MLA for Maple Ridge-Mission. “By partnering with Kwantlen First Nation,as well as investing in 20 other Indigenous-led projects across the province, we can be sure that we are providing housing that meets specific needs of Indigenous communities.”

This project, led by the Kwantlen First Nation, will provide 61 new units specifically for Indigenous families and Elders at Langley Reserve #2 in the District of Mission.

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 New Democrat government’s 10-year $7-billion housing plan. The CHF 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/