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B.C. makes largest housing investment ever in province’s history

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Office of the Premier

B.C. makes largest housing investment ever in province’s history

Contacts
Stephen Smart
Press Secretary
Office of the Premier
778 389-6202
Lindsay Byers
Ministry of Natural Gas Development and Responsible for Housing
250 952-0617
Laura Mathews
BC Housing
604 454-5426
Contacts
Stephen Smart
Press Secretary
Office of the Premier
778 389-6202
Lindsay Byers
Ministry of Natural Gas Development and Responsible for Housing
250 952-0617
Laura Mathews
BC Housing
604 454-5426

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Projects to be funded from $500 million investment

The Province will fund a wide range of affordable housing projects throughout B.C. Below are some examples of the types of housing that will be created.

Affordable Rental Projects
Purchase of existing units from the private market or in new developments for low-to moderate-income renters.

Specialty Housing
Purchase and construction of units that can be designed for high functioning adults with developmental disabilities and youth aging out of care (18+).

Rural Seniors Housing
Modular construction of affordable seniors’ rental housing developments in rural areas of the province.

Non-Rural Seniors Housing
Purchase and construction of units for affordable senior’s rental housing in non-rural areas of the province.

Student Housing
Through partnerships with post secondary institutions, construction of new student housing.

Youth Transition Housing
Purchase and renovation of homes across the province that can be repurposed into youth transition housing.

Aboriginal People
Through partnerships with the Aboriginal housing sector as well as First Nations, construction of new rental housing both on and off reserve.

Women and Children
Construction of new housing targeted to low-to moderate-income single women and children who are fleeing abuse.

Acquisitions
Strategic acquisitions of sites to protect the supply of affordable rental housing.

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