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NDP MLA Harry Bains says new, affordable rentals coming to Surrey

NDP MLA Harry Bains says new, affordable rentals coming to Surrey

June 7, 2021 9:42 am
Provincial
NDP

 

SURREY – NDP MLA Harry Bains says 104 new, affordable rental homes are coming to Surrey-Newton for people with low to moderate incomes.

“I am excited to announce more housing options for Indigenous people in our community” said MLA Harry Bains. “Everyone deserves access to housing, and I am proud that we are partnering with local grassroots organizations to increase affordability in Surrey.”

In partnership with the Kekinow Native Housing Society, 104 homes for Indigenous individuals, families and Elders will be coming to Surrey and located at 7561 140 St.

Provided by the Building BC: Community Housing Fund, these new affordable rental homes are part of 47 new projects, which will deliver more than 2,400 new homes across the province.

A total of 47 new projects have been selected through this second intake of the Building BC: Community Housing Fund (CHF). The intake will provide approximately 2,455 rental homes for individuals, families, seniors, people with disabilities, and Indigenous peoples throughout the province. More than 1,000 of the new homes will be for Indigenous individuals, families and Elders.

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. It is an investment of $1.9 billion to build more than 14,000 affordable rental homes for moderate- and low-income families and individuals. Three and a half years in, more than 8,600 of these homes are already open, under construction, or in development.

Learn More:

2,400 new affordable rental homes on the way in B.C.: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2021AG0084-001085

A map showing the location of all announced provincially funded housing projects in B.C. is available online: https://www.bchousing.org/homes-for-BC

To learn about the steps the Province is taking to tackle the housing crisis and deliver affordable homes for British Columbians, visit: https://workingforyou.gov.bc.ca/


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