The Province is helping a non-profit society improve the affordability of their Surrey housing development by providing $75,000 per year over a 10-year period.
The development is Chorus Apartments, an affordable rental housing complex for people with low to moderate incomes and people with disabilities. The Semiahmoo House Society developed the Chorus Apartments in partnership with BC Housing. Tenants moved into the 71-unit development in fall 2016.
The Province has been working with the non-profit for several years to build and operate the Chorus Apartments, including a capital grant of $1.1 million toward the project.
The Semiahmoo House Society is a non-profit organization in Surrey/White Rock that provides services and support to people with disabilities and their families, helping them live self-directed lives in the community.
Applicants for subsidized housing programs are prioritized on a case-by-case basis. Several factors are considered including income and current housing situation.
Gordon Hogg, MLA for Surrey-White Rock –
“This funding improves the affordability for tenants over the long-term and provides people with disabilities more certainty by assisting them to live in an inclusive, supportive community, close to their families and their social networks. This provides peace of mind for everyone involved.”
Doug Tennant, executive director, Semiahmoo House Society –
“Chorus provides a benefit to all citizens of Surrey by providing quality rental housing at an affordable cost. This 10-year investment will give long-term housing security to tenants who want and deserve to live in the community of their choice: close to work, transit, and their family and friends.”
- Since 2001, the Province has invested more than $6 billion to provide affordable housing for low income individuals, seniors and families. This includes more than $1 billion in 2016-17.
- More than 104,000 B.C. households benefit from provincial social housing programs and services. To learn more, go to: www.bchousing.org
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