Elkford to get 22 affordable homes
The Ministry of Attorney General and Responsible for Housing today announced that more than 600 new affordable rental homes, part of 16 projects, are on the way for people with low- to-moderate incomes through the Building BC: Community Housing Fund.
Twenty-two of those homes are destined for Elkford.
The 22-home project, in partnership with Elkford Housing Society, will be located at 214 Alpine Way and will be for seniors and people with disabilities. Construction is expected to start this February.
“These projects will mean new, affordable homes for a wide range of people – from seniors on fixed incomes to growing families and people with disabilities,” said David Eby, Attorney General and Minister Responsible for Housing. “There’s a lot more to do, and I look forward to working with the non-profit housing sector and all our partners to continue delivering the homes people need.”
The request for proposals for the current intake of the Community Housing Fund, which launched in May 2020, is open until mid-January 2021. Approximately 3,000 new affordable homes are expected to be funded this intake – the second since 2017. The first seven projects funded through this intake were announced in September 2020.
“Every new home announced today will make a difference in the lives of British Columbians for generations to come, because homes in the community housing sector remain affordable forever,” said Jill Atkey, CEO, BC Non-Profit Housing Association. “While we have much more to do, these homes add to a strong foundation on which to keep building.”
The Community Housing Fund is part of the province’s 10-year, $7-billion housing plan.
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