bc govt logoSeniors and people with disabilities in Keremeos will soon have access to 24 new units of affordable rental housing.

Following a call for Expressions of Interest (EOI) in April 2016, the British Columbia government has selected Lower Similkameen Community Services Society to receive $1.5 million in capital funding toward an eight-unit expansion at Mountain View Manor at 412 12th Ave.

Additionally, following the September 2016 announcement of a $500-million investment in affordable rental housing, the Province has selected Lower Similkameen Community Services Society to receive $1.6 million in capital funding toward a 16-unit housing project at 815 7th Ave.

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

Quotes:

Linda Larson, MLA for Boundary-Similkameen –

“I’m glad to see Keremeos benefitting from our government’s actions on housing affordability. Funding for the expansion of Mountain View Manor will benefit our community by expanding our ability to provide safe, affordable rental housing for seniors and persons with disabilities.”

Eileen Oliver-Bauer, administrator, Lower Similkameen Community Services Society –

“We are thrilled to receive this funding, which will provide subsidized housing for the vulnerable low-income seniors and persons with disabilities in our community. It is needed and we are deeply grateful for this generous funding from the provincial government.”

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 Province invested more than $460,000 to provide subsidized housing and rent supplements for more than 80 households in Keremeos.

Learn More:

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