NDP MLAs welcome new affordable rental homes in Nanaimo and Parksville
NANAIMO – NDP MLAs Adam Walker, Doug Routley and Sheila Malcolmson are welcoming new affordable rental homes in Nanaimo and Parksville for people with low-to-moderate incomes.
Provided by the Building BC: Community Housing Fund, these new affordable rental homes are part of 16 new projects, which will provide a total of 634 new homes across the province.
“By providing more affordable housing options, we are changing the rental landscape in the region,” said Adam Walker, MLA for Parksville-Qualicum. “This housing will help families, seniors, and people with disabilities secure a quality and affordable place to live so they can enjoy full lives.”
Details of the three projects in the region are as follows:
- 87 homes at 371 Alberni Hwy in partnership with Nanaimo Affordable Housing Society. Construction is expected to start in January 2021.
- 53 homes at 6010 Hammond Bay Rd. in partnership with Nanaimo Affordable Housing Society. Construction is expected to start in December 2020.
- 8 homes at Lots 14-16, Road A, IR #4: in La’lum’utul, in partnership with Snuneymuxw First Nation. Construction expected to start in February 2021.
The Community Housing Fund supports mixed-income buildings. These projects have 50% of units for households with incomes up to $64,000, 30% of units for households with incomes up to approximately $74,000, and 20% of units for households with very low incomes (including those on income or disability assistance).
The Community Housing Fund is part of the BC NDP government’s 10-year $7-billion housing plan. New Democrats are working in partnership to build 114,000 affordable homes that cover the full spectrum of housing needs for British Columbians.
Doug Routley, MLA for Nanaimo-North Cowichan:
“Everyone deserves to live in a home that is safe and affordable. I am proud that our government is working in partnership with the Snuneymuxw First Nation deliver housing that meets their communities’ needs.”
Sheila Malcolmson, MLA for Nanaimo:
“It’s been a struggle to find affordable housing in Nanaimo, and I’ve heard how hard this is on many people. Our investment will help, and I’m grateful to Nanaimo Affordable Housing and all the community partners building homes and changing lives.”