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Province invests $1.5 million for new housing project in 100 Mile House


April 7, 2017

100 MILE HOUSE – Low-income adults and people with special needs will soon have access to 18 new units of affordable rental housing in 100 Mile House.
 
Following a call for Expressions of Interest (EOI) in April 2016, the B.C. government has selected the Canadian Mental Health Association – South Cariboo Branch to receive $1.5 million in capital funding toward the project.
 
BC Housing will work with the group to fully develop the project plans and ensure the proper rezoning and consultation is considered and confirmed before construction.
 
The EOI call was to solicit proposals under the Provincial Investment in Affordable Housing program, a $355 million investment by the B.C. government to create more than 2,000 affordable rental housing units throughout B.C.
 
In September 2016, the Province also announced a $500 million investment to create 2,900 new units of affordable housing, the largest housing investment in a single year by any province in Canada.
 
Quotes:
 
Donna Barnett, MLA for Cariboo-Chilcotin –
“Thanks to our strong fiscal discipline we are able to make critical investments that benefit people most in need, including affordable rental housing in communities like 100 Mile House. These new housing units will make a world of difference to low-income people and those with special needs.”
 
Susann Collins, executive director, Canadian Mental Health Association-South Cariboo Branch –
“The Canadian Mental Health Association - South Cariboo Branch is thrilled about being awarded $1.5 million. We are happy to have this opportunity to bring more affordable housing to our community.”
              
Quick Facts:
  • Since 2001, the Province has invested or committed to a total of $6.3 billion to provide affordable housing supply and access for low income individuals, seniors and families. 
  • This includes new investment commitments of $920 million to support the acquisition, construction and renovation of almost 5,300 housing units across B.C. over the next few years.
  • More than 104,000 B.C. households benefit from a diverse range of provincial housing programs and services.
  • Last year, the Province invested $1.1 million to provide subsidized housing and rent supplements for more than 115 households in 100 Mile House.
 
Learn More:
To learn more about the Province's actions on housing affordability, visit: housingaffordability.gov.bc.ca
 
Media Contact:
Andrea Coutts
BC Housing
778 452-2745