affordable housing

Housing affordability has become a top issue for Canadians as housing prices continue to climb. (Black Press file photo)

CANADA VOTES 2021: How will the parties make housing more affordable?

Housing prices have skyrocketed during the pandemic

 

Habitat for Humanity will build 12 new homes on Piercy Avenue. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Habitat breaks ground for new townhomes in Courtenay

Piercy Avenue project will provide homes for a dozen Comox Valley families

 

Jamie Begin, Lindsay Monk, Maris MacDonald, Monica Goodheart and Roger Kishi show off plans for Wachiay Friendship Centre’s housing project during an open house in July. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Wachiay planning next steps for housing project in Courtenay

BC Housing funding was approved for the 40-unit proposal during the spring

 

B.C. Finance Minister Selina Robinson with Premier John Horgan after the budget speech Tuesday, April 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

B.C. home owner grant won’t be altered, despite expert advice

Tax break for residences worth up to $1.6 million too popular

B.C. Finance Minister Selina Robinson with Premier John Horgan after the budget speech Tuesday, April 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
The plan for a three-storey, multi-family building on Second Street hit a setback on a recent provincial grant application. Record file photo

Province turns down grant for Cumberland project

Groups spearheading project may look to federal grant, say village staff

The plan for a three-storey, multi-family building on Second Street hit a setback on a recent provincial grant application. Record file photo
Habitat VIN executive director Pat McKenna, and community engagement manager (Comox Valley) Alli Epp are all geared up for the 2021 Habitat For Humanity Vancouver Island North #BidtoBuild online auction. Photo supplied

Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North online auction opens soon

Get ready to ‘bid to build.’ The 2021 Habitat For Humanity Vancouver…

  • Jun 12, 2021
Habitat VIN executive director Pat McKenna, and community engagement manager (Comox Valley) Alli Epp are all geared up for the 2021 Habitat For Humanity Vancouver Island North #BidtoBuild online auction. Photo supplied
Fifty-two affordable rental homes for seniors are set to be built in Comox, replacing the former D’Esterre Gardens buildings. Photo submitted

Affordable housing set for Comox to replace former D’Esterre Gardens building

Fifty-two affordable rental homes for seniors are planned

Fifty-two affordable rental homes for seniors are set to be built in Comox, replacing the former D’Esterre Gardens buildings. Photo submitted
Alexandra, a student in the North Island, won $10,000 for Habitat For Humanity Vancouver Island North, for her submission in the Meaning of Home writing contest. Photo supplied

North Island student wins $10,000 for Habitat VIN in writing contest

Donates Samsung Galaxy Tab she won to Indigenous Education

Alexandra, a student in the North Island, won $10,000 for Habitat For Humanity Vancouver Island North, for her submission in the Meaning of Home writing contest. Photo supplied
Emily, a Habitat homeowner, holds some of the #BidtoBuild donations from 2020. The auction was so successful, Habitat VIN will be doing it again this year. Photo submitted

Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North wins national award for online auction

Comox Valley/Campbell River chapter bringing #BidtoBuild Online Auction back this year

Emily, a Habitat homeowner, holds some of the #BidtoBuild donations from 2020. The auction was so successful, Habitat VIN will be doing it again this year. Photo submitted
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…

Artist's drawing of the proposed 52-unit affordable seniors housing project in Comox. File photo
B.C. Attorney General David Eby, Minister Responsible for Housing. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

B.C. announces $2B for affordable, middle-income family home projects

HousingHub financing to encourage more developers, groups – with low-interest loans – to build affordable homes

B.C. Attorney General David Eby, Minister Responsible for Housing. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
A rendering of the Denman Green plans for the Kirk Road site. Image, DHA/Ronan Design

Denman Green finds new site for housing

Facing COVID delays, the project reached expiration date on initial site

A rendering of the Denman Green plans for the Kirk Road site. Image, DHA/Ronan Design
With the community facing a shortage, some housing on Denman Island does not conform to bylaws. File photo

Enforcement on Denman exposing housing shortages

Local trust committee temporarily holds off on some eviction situations

With the community facing a shortage, some housing on Denman Island does not conform to bylaws. File photo
Alice Hopkins, a Comox student, was a runner-up in the 2020 student writing contest, earning $10,000 for Habitat For Humanity Vancouver Island North. Photo by Karen McKinnon

Comox Valley students can take part in latest Habitat for Humanity writing contest

Last year local student Alice Hopkins was a runner-up and won money for local project

Alice Hopkins, a Comox student, was a runner-up in the 2020 student writing contest, earning $10,000 for Habitat For Humanity Vancouver Island North. Photo by Karen McKinnon
The proposal is for a three-storey, multi-family building on Second Street. The project received third reading on Dec. 14. Record file photo

Affordable housing project in Cumberland takes next step

Council gives third reading to rezoning, OCP amendment bylaws

The proposal is for a three-storey, multi-family building on Second Street. The project received third reading on Dec. 14. Record file photo
Jon Lefebure went back to construction after losing the 2018 mayor’s post in North Cowichan to work on the Cottages On Willow. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Former Island mayor retools priorities with construction project

Fresh air a benefit and satisfaction results from building eight-unit housing complex in Chemainus

Jon Lefebure went back to construction after losing the 2018 mayor’s post in North Cowichan to work on the Cottages On Willow. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The plan is for a three-storey, multi-family building on Second Street. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Cumberland considers social housing proposal

Plan is for three-storey, multi-family building on Island Health land

The plan is for a three-storey, multi-family building on Second Street. Photo by Mike Chouinard
This lot on White Road in Duncan will be the site of a new supportive housing development. A similar facility will be built on Drinkwater Road in North Cowichan. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

100 supportive housing units to be built in Duncan, N. Cowichan

‘We have the track record that this works’

This lot on White Road in Duncan will be the site of a new supportive housing development. A similar facility will be built on Drinkwater Road in North Cowichan. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Courtenay will be open again as of June 2. File photo

Habitat for Humanity re-opens Comox Valley store, build site

The store will also be taking donations by appointment in near future

Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Courtenay will be open again as of June 2. File photo
Comox will donate $60,000 to Habitat for Humanity through the Comox Valley Coalition to End Homelessness from the Town’s affordable housing fund. Photo by John Ellison/Habitat for Humanity in Whatcom County.
Comox will donate $60,000 to Habitat for Humanity through the Comox Valley Coalition to End Homelessness from the Town’s affordable housing fund. Photo by John Ellison/Habitat for Humanity in Whatcom County.