Municipal Affairs and Housing

Affordable housing underway for renters in Saanich

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Municipal Affairs and Housing

Affordable housing underway for renters in Saanich

Media Contacts
Lindsay Byers
Media Relations
Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
250 952-0617
Rajvir Rao
BC Housing
604 456-8917
Andy Orr
CRD Corporate Communications
250 216-5492
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Media Contacts
Lindsay Byers
Media Relations
Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
250 952-0617
Rajvir Rao
BC Housing
604 456-8917
Andy Orr
CRD Corporate Communications
250 216-5492

Backgrounders

Capital Region Housing Corporation profile

The Capital Region Housing Corporation (CRHC) is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Capital Regional District.

The primary activities of the CRHC are:

  • the day-to-day management of housing;
  • providing property management services; and
  • providing services to residents who live in 45 housing complexes across seven municipalities.

As the largest social housing provider in the capital region, the CRHC delivers affordable, attractive, inclusive, sustainable housing.

The CRHC provides low- and moderate-income families with safe, suitable homes that remain affordable as their lives and families change and grow. The CRHC also provides affordable housing for low-income seniors and people living on government disability pensions and benefits.

The CRHC values honesty, integrity, reliability and openness. The CRHC works collaboratively with stakeholders, community partners and tenants to build safe, vibrant and accessible communities where tenants can feel a sense of pride and belonging.

CRHC housing - by the numbers

  • 7 municipalities
  • 45 housing complexes
  • 1,286 units
  • 1% of the capital region population
  • 2,988 tenants in 2017
    • 1,183 aged 0 to 18 years
    • 1,257 aged 19 to 54 years
    • 548 aged 55 years +
  • CRHC rental rates
    • 70% rent geared to income
    • 30% near market rent

Learn More about CRHC: https://www.crd.bc.ca/crhc

Read the CRHC 2017 Annual Report:
https://www.crd.bc.ca/docs/default-source/housing-pdf/2017crhcannualreport-v3-0-web.pdf

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