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Facts about redevelopment project at 550 West 13th St., Vancouver
  • The Province is providing $14.1 million through the Building BC: Community Housing Fund, and will provide annual operating funding.
    • The Community Housing Fund is a $3-billion investment to build more than 20,000 affordable rental homes for people with moderate and low incomes.
    • Approximately 9,000 of these homes are open or underway throughout the province.
  • The federal government, through the National Housing Co-Investment Fund, is providing $9.94 million to this project.
  • The City of Vancouver is providing $6 million through its Community Housing Investment program and $3 million in development cost levy exemptions.
  • The Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ Green Municipal Fund, endowed by the Government of Canada, is providing a $175,000 grant for the study of the building of energy-efficient, affordable housing units.
  • The National Housing Co-Investment Fund is a $13.2-billion program under the National Housing Strategy that gives priority to projects that help people who need it most, including women and children fleeing family violence, seniors, Indigenous Peoples, people with disabilities, those with mental-health or addiction issues, veterans and young adults.
    • Canada’s National Housing Strategy is a 10-year, $82-billion-plus plan that will give more Canadians a place to call home.