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Northern Centre of Hope in Fort St. John - Official Opening on August 11, 2014

FORT ST. JOHN – The governments of Canada and British Columbia, along with community partners, officially opened The Salvation Army’s Northern Centre of Hope today, which offers 64 shelter and transitional beds for individuals who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in Fort St. John. The newly renovated $6-million, two-storey building is managed and operated by The Salvation Army. They are also providing residents access to on- and off-site support services, amenity space for addiction ...

215 25th Avenue South in Creston - Official Groundbreaking on August 12, 2014

CRESTON – More affordable rental housing for low- to moderate-income families is coming to the Town of Creston as construction is underway for a six-unit townhouse family complex. The complex, containing four three-bedroom, and two two-bedroom layouts, will be conveniently located near transit, grocery stores, commercial services and a secondary school as well as green spaces. The structure will feature a low-profile design, allowing it to blend seamlessly with the surrounding homes. ...

218 10th Avenue in Invermere - Official Opening on August 11, 2014

INVERMERE – The governments of Canada and British Columbia, along with community partners, officially opened an 18-unit apartment complex in Invermere, providing affordable housing for low to moderate income families. The newly renovated family development is within walking distance of amenities such as public transportation, medical services, parks, playgrounds, and commercial areas. The Family Resource Centre, owners and operators of the complex, provide counselling and support services for ...

Qualicum Beach Village in Qualicum Beach - Official Groundbreaking on July 25, 2014

QUALICUM BEACH – Today, anticipation builds at the groundbreaking ceremony for Qualicum Park Village, previously the site of Kiwanis Village. As redevelopment kicks off, the bright new affordable housing complex will provide more options for seniors and families with low-to-moderate incomes in Qualicum Beach. The new development replaces the existing 20-unit building, located at 250 First Ave. West, with 24 one-bedroom and 10 two-bedroom apartments. Surrounded by nature, the project aims to ...

HYAD Place in North Vancouver - Official Opening on July 14, 2014

NORTH VANCOUVER – The doors to HYAD Place, a new housing development for young adults with developmental disabilities in North Vancouver officially opened today. Located at 2130 Chesterfield Ave., the four-storey building provides 14 residential apartments for young adults with developmental disabilities and two apartments for the onsite property manager and outreach worker. The outreach worker provides continuing life skills training to help residents live more independently. Residents also ...

MCCauley Lodge in Esquimalt - Official Opening on June 17, 2014

ESQUIMALT – Today, new doors opened for adults living with mental-health support needs at McCauley Lodge, with the addition of eight new residences in the newly constructed building. Support services are offered to all residents which include three daily meals plus snacks, medication assistance and monitoring seven days a week. Depending on individual needs, residents also are a offered supports which can include assistance with laundry, clothing, personal hygiene, grooming, recreational ...

Welcome House in Vancouver - Official Groundbreaking on June 20, 2014

VANCOUVER, B.C. – Construction is underway for the new Welcome House, a multi service hub dedicated to supporting immigrants and refugees which includes first and second stage housing for individuals and families in B.C. The building, located at 2610 Victoria Dr., will feature 16 housing units to create multiple bedrooms capable of accommodating various configurations from singles to families and up to 138 beds. The new Welcome House will be the first facility of its kind in the world bringing ...

Kiwanis Garden Village in West Vancouver - Official Opening on May 22, 2014

WEST VANCOUVER – The newly redeveloped Kiwanis Garden Village officially opened today with more than 300 affordable apartments for seniors in West Vancouver. Under the redevelopment project: Six older buildings with 51 units were torn down and replaced with two wood-frame buildings providing 139 new apartments; There was extensive landscaping that included a central courtyard with scenic garden plots that link the buildings; and Community space that includes a Great Hall multi-purpose room, a ...

Lynnhaven in Abbotsford - Official Opening on April 25, 2014

ABBOTSFORD - Lynnhaven, a new housing development, officially opened today providing 64 new affordable apartments for seniors in Abbotsford. The development, located at 33585 and 33580 Braun Ave., is owned and managed by the Lynnhaven Society and features two four-storey wood-frame buildings with 32 studio units each. This new project replaces the Society's former development on Lynn Avenue. The Lynnhaven Society traded ownership of that property for the site of this new housing development on ...

250 Powell Street in Vancouver - Progress of Renovations on March 20, 2014

VANCOUVER – Renovations are in progress to convert the former remand centre into 96 units of affordable housing for low-income individuals in Vancouver. Funding for the building is being provided by the governments of Canada and British Columbia, along with community organizations. “The Government of Canada is helping to make affordable housing available in British Columbia and across the country,” said Wai Young, Member of Parliament for Vancouver South, on behalf of the Honourable Candice ...
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