Seniors in need of supportive housing soon will have access to new rental options, with construction underway at Enderby Memorial Terrace.
The B.C. government has partnered with the City of Enderby to deliver the second phase of expansion, which will see an additional 33 units of affordable rental housing added to the current development, for a total of 48 units of seniors' housing.
The new units will house seniors requiring supportive services, including meals, housekeeping and laundry. Support services will be provided by the Enderby Seniors Housing Society.
Located at 708 Granville Ave., the expanded project will include units for singles, couples and seniors with disabilities.
The Province will provide approximately $8.5 million in capital funding for the project, and the land valued at approximately $473,000. The City of Enderby will contribute approximately $165,000 in municipal and regional development cost waivers.
The first phase of the project was completed in 2011, providing 15 units of affordable rental housing for independent seniors.
Construction on the second phase is expected to be complete in spring 2018.
Greg Kyllo, MLA for Shuswap –
“Affordable rental housing for seniors, particularly when it comes with supportive services, makes a big difference for residents. This expansion is great news for seniors in Enderby and the surrounding area.”
Mayor of Enderby Greg McCune –
“The Memorial Terrace group has a very clear vision of the needs for the City of Enderby and have worked very hard to provide this along with the Province of B.C. A huge thank you to all those involved from city council.”
Peter Gilowski, president, Enderby Seniors Housing Society –
“We are very pleased to finally be starting construction of Phase 2. We have been working on this project since our hospital in Enderby was closed in 2006. With our MLA Greg Kyllo’s assistance, we are able to reach our goal of providing supportive housing in Enderby. This project is really needed for the City of Enderby and area. We want to thank the City of Enderby and the community for their continual support.”
- Since 2001, the Province has invested or committed to a total of $6.3 billion to provide affordable housing supply and access for low-income individuals, seniors and families.
- This includes new investment commitments of $920 million to support the acquisition, construction and renovation of almost 5,300 housing units throughout B.C. over the next few years.
- Last year, the B.C. government invested approximately $9,744,000 to provide subsidized housing and rent supplements for more than 2,100 households in the North Okanagan Regional District, including 60 housing units and rent supplements in the City of Enderby.
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