Ninety two new, affordable rental homes are coming to the Comox Valley for people with low to moderate incomes.
The Wachiay Friendship Centre Society will create 40 new units for Indigenous peoples, and the Comox Valley Affordable Housing Society will build 52 new units for low-to-middle income seniors.
“Across the Comox Valley, accessible, affordable housing is one of the biggest challenges people are continually faced with,” Courtenay-Comox MLA Ronna-Rae Leonard said in a news release. “We are so fortunate to have incredible organizations working alongside our government to tackle this problem. Ninety two new units will go a long way toward ensuring people have a place to call home.”
Provided by the Building BC: Community Housing Fund, these homes are part of 47 new projects, which will deliver more than 2,400 new homes across the province. More than 1,000 of the homes will be for Indigenous individuals, families and Elders.
These projects have 50 per cent of units for households with incomes up to $64,000, 30 per cent of units for households with incomes up to approximately $74,000, and 20 per cent of units for households with very low incomes (including those on income or disability assistance).