Seniors in need of affordable rental housing in Quesnel will soon have access to 68 new units of affordable housing.
Following the September 2016 announcement of a $500-million investment in affordable rental housing, the B.C. government has approved $6.7 million in capital funding for two new housing projects that will provide safe, new affordable homes for seniors with low-to moderate-incomes:
- 30 units – 255 McNaughton Ave. (Quesnel Lions Housing Society)
- 38 units – 424 McLean St. (Dakelh and Quesnel Community Housing)
BC Housing will work with the successful proponents to fully develop the project plans and ensure the proper rezoning and consultation is considered and confirmed before construction.
Coralee Oakes, MLA for Cariboo North –
“The addition of these affordable housing units strengthens our rural towns and allows seniors to stay in the communities they know and love. I’m proud that through strong fiscal management our government was able to make such a significant investment in Cariboo-North.”
Vik Mitchell, Quesnel Lions Club –
“We at the Quesnel Lions Club and the Quesnel Lions Housing Society are deeply honoured by the tremendous vote of confidence that the B.C. government has given our project. We’re keen to get a shovel in the ground, and get this long-awaited project underway.”
- 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 $3 million to provide subsidized housing and rent supplements for over 300 households in Quesnel.
To learn more about the Province's actions on housing affordability, visit: http://housingaffordability.gov.bc.ca/