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Kiwanis Towers in Richmond - Official Opening on July 15, 2015

RICHMOND – Seniors living on low incomes are benefiting from 296 new affordable rental apartments at Kiwanis Towers, which officially opened near Richmond’s city centre today. Owned and operated by the Richmond Kiwanis Senior Citizens Housing Society, Kiwanis Towers more than doubles the number of seniors’ affordable rental units originally available at the site. It previously contained a 122-unit seniors’ housing complex owned and managed by the society since 1961. Located at 7378 and 7388 ...

550 Goldstream Avenue in Langford - Celebration of Construction on July 15, 2015

LANGFORD – The governments of Canada and British Columbia, along with community partners, celebrated the construction progress of an affordable rental housing development in Langford today. Aboriginal families and individuals will soon have more housing options that meet their needs. The project will provide 36 homes - 30 two-bedroom and six three-bedroom units - and is situated where residents will have easy access to health services, a number of schools and parks, and a community centre and ...

1249 Howe in Vancouver - Official Opening on July 6, 2015

VANCOUVER – People who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in Vancouver have a new place to call home, thanks to today’s official opening of a new 12-storey LEED Gold supportive housing complex at 1249 Howe St. Managed and operated by the McLaren Housing Society, the building provides 110 units of supportive housing. The society provides 24/7 support staff, onsite workshops and life-skills programming to residents, such as money management, recreational and social activities and organized ...

Central Green in Kelowna - Official Groundbreaking on July 2, 2015

KELOWNA – A new affordable housing development for low-to moderate-income adults, seniors and families officially broke ground at the Central Green site in Kelowna today. The project, located 1745 Chapman Place, will provide 86 rental apartments, including 32 two-bedroom units and eight three-bedroom units. The development will also feature a number of studio units which will be attached to larger units, offering seniors or young adults the option of living close to family. The B.C. government ...

Kwayatsut at 2465 Fraser St in Vancouver - Official Opening on June 26, 2015

VANCOUVER – A new nine-storey supportive housing building officially opened on Vancouver’s bustling Broadway corridor today, providing 99 homes for adults and youth who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Squamish Nation Chief Ian Campbell named the building Kwayatsut, which means to seek one’s power or spirit quest. Vancouver Native Housing Society provides tenant support programming at Kwayatsut and incorporates elements of Aboriginal culture designed to address life-skills development ...

33134 Marshall Road in Abbotsford - Official Groundbreaking on May 22, 2015

ABBOTSFORD – Construction is underway for a new 50-bed facility for adults living with mental-health challenges in Abbotsford. The new two-storey development located at 33134 Marshall Rd. will replace 30 beds from the owner-operated Sunrise Special Care Facility that closed in June 2012, and provide an additional 20 assisted-living units. Project partners and funding include: The B.C. government will arrange approximately $7.7 million in construction financing. Fraser Health is providing about ...

Kitsilano Neighbourhood House in Vancouver - Official Opening on May 22, 2015

VANCOUVER – The governments of Canada and B.C., along with community partners, celebrated the official opening of the redeveloped Kitsilano Neighbourhood House in Vancouver today. Located at 2305 West 7th Ave., the redevelopment project includes 15 new units of affordable seniors’ rental housing, a 25-space child-care centre and an expanded community space. The seniors housing component, Red Oak Place, features a roof-top community garden and amenity space for residents. The LEED Gold ...

Kinghaven Treatment Centre in Abbotsford - Official Opening on May 15, 2015

ABBOTSFORD – Today marked the official opening of the newly redeveloped Kinghaven Treatment Centre, providing 62 men at-risk of homelessness due to problematic substance use with treatment and support services in Abbotsford. Located at 31250 King Rd., the $5 million treatment centre replaces the original 58-bed treatment centre at the same site. The Kinghaven Peardonville House Society operates Kinghaven, which is the only treatment centre in B.C. where men can detox, take part in a ...

7185 Tunkwa Lake Road in Logan Lake - Official Opening on April 10, 2015

LOGAN LAKE – The governments of Canada and British Columbia, along with community partners, today announced the official opening of VQ – The Lake, a new supportive recovery facility for men near Logan Lake. The newly repurposed correctional facility provides 50 beds for men living with mental-health and addiction challenges in an abstinence-based, life skills recovery program. The development, located at 7185 Tunkwa Lake Rd., includes classrooms, a workshop, recreational hall, dining area and ...

155 37th Avenue in Vancouver - Official Opening on April 9, 2015

VANCOUVER – Seniors and people with disabilities now have more access to affordable rental housing in Vancouver. The B.C. government, the City of Vancouver and community partners celebrated the official opening of the first new social housing building at the Little Mountain site today. The building’s opening represents a key milestone in the progress of B.C.’s largest social housing redevelopment project. The Little Mountain redevelopment, bounded by 33rd to 37th avenues between Main and ...
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