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A little paradise provides happiness for Cortes Island seniors

October 28, 2020

The sound of a table saw echoes up and over the evergreen forests of Cortes Island. Concrete spews into foundation moulds. A crane lifts a locally pre-made wooden wall and lowers it into place.

" We are ahead of schedule. Right from the get-go, I think everyone has been interested in the project on a personal level. And so, that shows in how this project is coming together,” said George Gabara, Superintendent, Kinetic Construction."

In May 2020, construction started on four 650-quare foot, one-bedroom cottages on Cortes Island. The cottages will soon be affordable rental homes for seniors.

For full article: A little paradise provides happiness for Cortes Island seniors

Learn more about the impacts of secure, affordable housing and supports in our community.

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October 30, 2020

New temporary supportive housing proposed in Richmond

RICHMOND – BC Housing and the City of Richmond are working together on a proposal to create new temporary supportive housing for up to 40 people experiencing homelessness in the community. BC Housing has applied for a temporary use permit to open this housing at 2520-2640 Smith Street, which would be in operation for three years until a permanent housing option is available.

October 30, 2020

Extreme weather spaces and temporary shelters opening throughout province

VICTORIA – People in need of a warm, safe place to go during the months ahead will have access to additional emergency shelter spaces through BC Housing’s temporary and extreme weather response shelter programs.

September 20, 2020

Hundreds of new affordable homes announced for B.C.

VICTORIA - The Province is launching a new set of projects through the Building BC: Community Housing Fund with nearly 540 affordable rental homes on the way for people with low to moderate incomes.

September 19, 2020

New affordable rental homes open in Kelowna

KELOWNA - Eighty new affordable homes are now available for middle-income families and individuals with the opening of a new rental apartment building in Kelowna.

September 15, 2020

New centre to support Nanaimo people experiencing homelessness

NANAIMO - The Province, through BC Housing, is working with the City of Nanaimo to open British Columbia’s second navigation centre to provide accommodation and supports for people experiencing long-term homelessness.

September 15, 2020

Affordable rental homes on the way for people in Keremeos

KEREMEOS - Construction is starting on 43 affordable rental homes in Keremeos for families, seniors and people with disabilities, through a partnership between the Province and the Lower Similkameen Community Services Society (LSCSS).

September 14, 2020

New affordable homes coming to Fernie

FERNIE - Construction is starting on 49 new affordable rental homes for families and seniors in Fernie through a partnership between the Province, the Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) and the Fernie Family Housing Society.