Independent seniors in Okanagan Falls soon will have access to 35 new units of affordable rental housing.
Following the September 2016 announcement of a $500-million investment in affordable rental housing, the British Columbia government has selected South Skaha Housing Society to receive $4.7 million in capital funding toward a new housing project at 5035 Veteran's Way and 1209, 1237 and 1251 Willow 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 summer 2017, with completion projected for summer 2018.
Linda Larson, MLA for Boundary-Similkameen –
“This investment is essential in keeping our community strong by providing local seniors with affordable housing options. Seniors have worked hard to create the prosperous province we call home and I’m glad that our government’s strong fiscal management can provide the funds needed for this project.”
Robert McLeod, president, South Skaha Housing Society –
“This investment is a great step forward in our community in the South Skaha Housing Society’s effort to provide support to those who need it in Okanagan Falls. I want to thank everyone who worked so hard on our successful application and I look forward to seeing the fruits of their labour come to realisation.”
- 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.
To learn more about the Province's actions on housing affordability, visit: http://housingaffordability.gov.bc.ca/