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Province invests $11 million for new housing project in Maple Ridge


December 16, 2016

MAPLE RIDGE – Low-income seniors and families in Maple Ridge will soon have access to approximately 60 new units of affordable rental housing.

Following the September 2016 announcement of a $500-million investment in affordable rental
housing, the B.C. government has selected Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows Community Services to receive $11 million in capital funding toward a new housing project at 11907 228th St.

BC Housing will work with the society to fully develop the project plans and ensure the proper rezoning and consultation is considered and confirmed before construction.

Construction on the project is expected to begin in fall 2017, with completion projected for spring 2019.

Quotes:

Marc Dalton, MLA for Maple Ridge-Mission –

“This announcement affirms our government’s commitment to making affordable housing a priority provincewide and especially right here in Maple Ridge. We need to ensure that housing in our community includes affordable options for low-to moderate-income families and seniors in particular.”
 
Doug Bing, MLA for Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows –

“A strong economy and our disciplined approach to managing public finances gives us the ability to target investments that will directly benefit those most in need. This funding represents a significant step forward in making affordable housing a top priority.”
 
Vicki Kipps, executive director, Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows Community Services –

"We are thrilled to be working with BC Housing in the development of affordable housing units for Maple Ridge. There is a critical need for affordable housing for families, seniors and individuals who are living in situations of poverty and we're very proud that Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows has the opportunity to continue to meet the needs of vulnerable citizens in our community.”

Quick Facts:

•    Since 2001, the B.C. government has invested $4.9 billion to provide affordable housing for low income individuals, seniors and families.
•    More than 104,000 B.C. households benefit from a diverse range of provincial housing programs and services.
•    Last year, the B.C. government invested more than to $7.4 million to provide subsidized housing and rent supplements for over 1,200 households in Maple Ridge.

Learn More:

To learn more about the Province's actions on housing affordability, visit: http://housingaffordability.gov.bc.ca/

Media Contact:

Ally Skinner-Reynolds
BC Housing
604 456-8895