affordable housing

With the community facing a shortage, some housing on Denman Island does not conform to bylaws. File photo

Enforcement on Denman Island exposing serious housing shortage

Community’s trust committee temporarily holds off on some eviction situations

 

BC Housing is looking for the public’s input on many aspects of the supportive housing project that it is constructing on White Road in Duncan, including the exterior design of the building. Pictured is a graphic of one of the designs under consideration. (Courtesy of BC Housing)

BC Housing looks for public input on Duncan supportive housing project

50-unit building planned for White Road in Duncan

 

Rendering of the proposed residential complex for Cecelia Road in Victoria. The project would provide 88 units of below market rental housing and a 59-space daycare and after-school program in the Burnside Gorge neighbourhood. (Courtesy City of Victoria)

Excitement builds for family housing project in Victoria’s Burnside Gorge

Project offers subsidized rental homes, 59 child care spaces, moves closer to public hearing

 

View Royal mayor David Screech says he’s proud to be a part of the solution to the affordable housing crisis, as two new buildings near Thetis Lake will have 34 units starting at $375 per month. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
View Royal mayor David Screech says he’s proud to be a part of the solution to the affordable housing crisis, as two new buildings near Thetis Lake will have 34 units starting at $375 per month. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
Greater Victoria real estate sales continued on an upward trajectory in November. (Black Press Media file photo)

Greater Victoria home sales surge even as prices soar and volume drops

The average price of a Greater Victoria home in November was $1.1 million

Greater Victoria real estate sales continued on an upward trajectory in November. (Black Press Media file photo)
An artistic rendering of a proposed affordable housing community in Tofino that took a massive step forward last week as BC Housing announced a roughly $3.6 million grant for the project. (Tofino council agenda image)

Tofino receives $3.6M for affordable housing project

Partnership awarded by provincial government’s Building BC: Community Housing Fund.

An artistic rendering of a proposed affordable housing community in Tofino that took a massive step forward last week as BC Housing announced a roughly $3.6 million grant for the project. (Tofino council agenda image)
371 Alberni Highway, Parksville, where the Quality Foods is currently under construction. In January 2021, 87 new affordable homes will start construction nearby. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Provincial government in support of 87 affordable housing units in Parksville

Construction at Alberni Highway address slated to start in January 2021

371 Alberni Highway, Parksville, where the Quality Foods is currently under construction. In January 2021, 87 new affordable homes will start construction nearby. (Mandy Moraes 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 CRD is asking local municipalities to identify areas for potential affordable housing units to be built after the federal government allocated $13.1 million to the region. (Black Press Media file photo)

Feds allocate $13M to Capital Region to create affordable housing

CRD asking municipalities to identify areas that could be converted into residential units

The CRD is asking local municipalities to identify areas for potential affordable housing units to be built after the federal government allocated $13.1 million to the region. (Black Press Media file photo)
The concept drawing presented to Campbell River city council showing the affordable housing facility planned for 850 Dogwood Street. Some are questioning the definition of ‘affordable,’ however. Image from City of Campbell River staff report

Some in Campbell River questioning the definition of ‘affordable housing’

Definitions are set at the provincial level, according to council, but they’re working to change them

The concept drawing presented to Campbell River city council showing the affordable housing facility planned for 850 Dogwood Street. Some are questioning the definition of ‘affordable,’ however. Image from City of Campbell River staff report
New affordable seniors’ housing is opening at 77 Mill St. this month. (D-Architecture image)

Two affordable housing projects opening this month in Nanaimo

57 apartments for seniors opening on Mill Street, 28 townhomes opening on Uplands Drive

New affordable seniors’ housing is opening at 77 Mill St. this month. (D-Architecture image)
Construction is set to start on nearly 50 new rental homes for families and seniors on Maitland Street in Port Alberni. (SUSAN QUINN / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Affordable rentals coming to Port Alberni

Construction is expected to start in September and homes are expected to open in Fall 2021

Construction is set to start on nearly 50 new rental homes for families and seniors on Maitland Street in Port Alberni. (SUSAN QUINN / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Staff from the Threshold Housing Society help local youth at risk with key elements of their safety and security, not least of which is stable accommodation. (Courtesy Threshold Housing)

A hidden homeless scenario: The search for safe housing for youth

Part three in a series on youth homelessness in Greater Victoria

  • Aug 23, 2020
Staff from the Threshold Housing Society help local youth at risk with key elements of their safety and security, not least of which is stable accommodation. (Courtesy Threshold Housing)
Gaps in the system: Youth cope with homelessness on Vancouver Island

Gaps in the system: Youth cope with homelessness on Vancouver Island

Four-part series will look at youth homelessness

  • Aug 10, 2020
Gaps in the system: Youth cope with homelessness on Vancouver Island
Artist rendering of proposed apartment buildings at 4745 Ledgerwood Rd. (West Urban Developments)

Province providing financing to help get apartments built in Nanaimo’s Wellington area

120 apartments on Ledgerwood Road intended to be affordable for ‘middle-income’ households

Artist rendering of proposed apartment buildings at 4745 Ledgerwood Rd. (West Urban Developments)
Saanich Municipal Hall (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich Municipal Hall (Black Press Media file photo)
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)
Redd’s Roadhouse Pub employees are hurt over the lack of communication after the province purchased the Comfort Inn Hotel, which the restaurant is attached to, to provied affordable housing to those living along Pandora Avenue and in Topaz Park. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

Employees feel ‘backstabbed’ after hotel sold to province to house homeless

Province purchased Comfort Inn Hotel to provide shelter to people living on Pandora, Topaz Park

Redd’s Roadhouse Pub employees are hurt over the lack of communication after the province purchased the Comfort Inn Hotel, which the restaurant is attached to, to provied affordable housing to those living along Pandora Avenue and in Topaz Park. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
B.C. government spent $18.5 million on Comfort Inn Hotel, located at 3020 Blanshard Street, to provide affordable housing to the homeless.

Province buys Victoria hotel to be used as affordable housing for homeless

B.C. government spent $18.5 million on Comfort Inn Hotel, at 3020 Blanshard St.

B.C. government spent $18.5 million on Comfort Inn Hotel, located at 3020 Blanshard Street, to provide affordable housing to the homeless.
Digital renderings show what the Cook Street Plaza will look like. (File contributed/ Chard Development)

New Victoria development to feature 104 guaranteed below-market homes

Chard Development’s Cook Street Plaza will create 211 new residences total

Digital renderings show what the Cook Street Plaza will look like. (File contributed/ Chard Development)