Artist's drawing of the proposed 52-unit affordable seniors housing project in Comox. File photo

Comox Valley Affordable Housing Society receives federal grant money

The Comox Valley Affordable Housing Society (CVAHS) has received $25,000 in grant money for its Cypress Gardens project, on Balmoral Avenue in Comox.

The CVAHS is one of 34 projects to receive funding from the Sustainable Affordable Housing (SAH) initiative – a collaborative initiative of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) and the Government of Canada.

The Cypress Gardens project is a net-zero energy-ready affordable housing project, geared specifically towards seniors.

The CVAHS amalgamated with the d’Esterre Senior Citizens Housing Society last year, and applied for the building permit in July.

The project will increase the total number of units on the D’Esterre Gardens property from 16 to 52.

CVAHS is one of three Vancouver Island organizations to benefit from the SAH initiative.

The Alberni Low Energy Housing Society, in Port Alberni, and the Qualicum Parksville Kiwanis Housing Society, in Qualicum Beach, also received $25,000 grants.

The SAH initiative is delivered through FCM’s Green Municipal Fund. A total of $2,080,241 was distributed to the 34 organizations.

ALSO: Friendship Centre proposes affordable housing project on its Courtenay property


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