Municipal Affairs and Housing

New safe homes open for women leaving violence in Courtenay

De nouveaux foyers d’hébergement à Courtenay pour les femmes fuyant la violence

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Municipal Affairs and Housing

New safe homes open for women leaving violence in Courtenay

De nouveaux foyers d’hébergement à Courtenay pour les femmes fuyant la violence

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Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
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778 698-9176
Andrea Coutts
BC Housing
778 452-2745
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Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
Media Relations
778 698-9176
Andrea Coutts
BC Housing
778 452-2745

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Province building new homes to meet full spectrum of housing needs

The B.C. government is working in partnership to build 114,000 affordable homes that cover the full spectrum of housing needs for British Columbians by 2028.

Budget 2018 included a $7-billion investment in the homes people need. As a result of that investment, more than 21,000 new homes are completed, under construction or in the approvals process for a range of people who are struggling to find a place to live, from people who are experiencing homelessness and seniors on fixed incomes, to middle-income families, students and individuals. To date, this includes:

Housing for middle-income earners (households with annual incomes between $50,000 and $150,000) – approximately 3,260 homes:

  • Building BC: Community Housing Fund: approximately 1,500 rental homes for people with middle incomes.
  • HousingHub: approximately 1,760 homes.

Housing for people with low to moderate incomes (including some where rents are based on 30% of household income and others with set rents, which are designed to be affordable; to moderate-income households, in most cases earning less than $70,000 annually) – approximately 9,200 homes:

  • Building BC: Community Housing Fund: approximately 3,700 rental homes for people with low to moderate incomes.
  • Affordable Rental Housing Program: nearly 1,600 homes for low to moderate incomes.
  • Deepening Affordability Fund: more than 2,150 homes for low to moderate incomes.
  • Building BC: Indigenous Housing Fund: more than 1,160 homes for Indigenous peoples, on- and off-reserve.
  • Regional Housing First Program: more than 600 homes for people with low to moderate incomes.

Housing for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness (shelter-rate housing) – more than 2,900 homes:

  • Rapid Response to Homelessness: 2,064 homes with 24/7 support.
  • Building BC: Supportive Housing Fund: nearly 690 homes with 24/7 support.
  • Regional Housing First Program: more than 170 homes for those ready to live independently with supports.

Housing for women and children leaving violence – approximately 340 homes:

  • Building BC: Women’s Transition Housing Fund: approximately 340 spaces of transition, second-stage and affordable rental housing for women and children leaving violence.

Housing for students – approximately 5,600 homes:

  • BC Student Housing Loan Program: approximately 2,700 on-campus student housing units are underway or in the approvals process.
  • Nearly 2,900 student housing units are also underway or in development through partnerships with post-secondary institutions.
La province construit de nouveaux logements pour répondre à l’ensemble des besoins d’hébergement

Le gouvernement de la C.-B. travaille avec ses partenaires pour construire 114 000 logements abordables et répondre ainsi à l’ensemble des besoins d’hébergement des Britanno-Colombiens d’ici 2028.

Le budget 2018 a prévu un investissement de 7 milliards de dollars dans les logements dont les gens ont besoin. Grâce à cet investissement, plus de 21 000 logements ont été construits, ou sont en cours de construction ou d’approbation, pour un grand nombre de personnes ayant du mal à trouver un endroit où vivre, qu’il s’agisse d’itinérants, de personnes âgées vivant avec un revenu fixe, de familles à revenu moyen, d’étudiants ou des personnes seules. À cette date, cela inclut :

Hébergement pour personnes à revenu moyen (ménages dont le revenu annuel se situe entre 50 000 $ et 150 000 $) – environ 3 260 logements.

Hébergement pour personnes à revenu faible à modéré (incluant les logements dont les loyers sont basés sur 30 % du revenu du ménage et les autres logements à loyers fixes, conçus pour être abordables pour les ménages à revenu modéré, gagnant dans la plupart des cas moins de 70 000 $ par an) – environ 9 200 logements.

Hébergement pour personnes itinérantes ou risquant de le devenir (hébergement au prix d’un refuge) – plus de 2 900 logements.

Hébergement pour femmes et enfants fuyant la violence – environ 340 logements.

Hébergement pour étudiants – environ 5 600 logements.

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