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Funding for Sooke housing projects
  • The federal and provincial governments, and the Capital Regional District (CRD), are investing $4.5 million from the Regional Housing First Program for the project at 2170 Charters Rd.
    • The Regional Housing First Program is an equal partnership between the governments of Canada and B.C., and the CRD.
    • Announced in 2018, the partnership will invest $120 million to construct up to 2,000 units of affordable housing.
  • The Province will purchase 13 units that will be rented at the provincial shelter rate of $375 per month.
  • M’akola Housing Society will own the remaining 62 units. The society is transferring $4 million of equity it received from the Hope Centre sale toward construction of the project.
  • The CRD is providing $330,000 through the Regional Housing Trust Fund to support the development of the remaining affordable rental units within the project.
  • The Province is investing $8.5 million through the Building BC: Supportive Housing Fund to purchase and renovate the Hope Centre and will provide annual operating funding of approximately $820,000.