More than 1,200 British Columbians looking to purchase their first home have applied to the BC Home Owner Mortgage and Equity Partnership program.
The speech from the throne is an important moment in history – it reflects both the priorities British Columbians articulated in the recent election, and the ability to invest in programs and services that British Columbians depend on, thanks to years of sound fiscal management and building Canada’s leading economy.
The British Columbia government has committed $1.6 million to provide nine support recovery units for individuals suffering from mental-health and substance-use issues in Squamish.
Low-income adults and people with special needs will soon have access to 18 new units of affordable rental housing in 100 Mile House.
The B.C. government has committed $65 million to support the purchase and renovation of 364 units of affordable rental housing for low-to-moderate-income individuals with mental-health or substance-use issues.
Provincial funding of $12 million will bring approximately 80 new affordable homes for low-to moderate-income renters and adults with mental health challenges at a new housing development in Richmond.
Provincial funding of over $10 million will bring more than 70 new affordable homes at two new housing developments in Kamloops.
The B.C. government is providing more than $1 million in grants to six Habitat for Humanity B.C. affiliates that will be used to build new affordable homes in Campbell River, Mission, Nanaimo, Richmond, Sechelt and Vernon.
Aboriginal affordable housing received a major boost with the announcement of more than $53 million in provincial funding.
The British Columbia government is providing approximately $4.5 million to keep three temporary shelters open in Greater Victoria.
The B.C. government announced $15 million for a new transitional housing and shelter project in Surrey for men and women who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
The Province is providing the Nanaimo Travellers Lodge Society $500,000 to help Eden Gardens, a new facility for seniors, provide programs and services that will enhance the quality of life for people with complex care needs.
The B.C. government is providing a $200,000 grant to Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North to help build new affordable homes for families in Campbell River.
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