November 13, 2018
Jennifer Rice welcomes new housing investments on Haida Gwaii
Queen Charlotte – Help is on the way for middle-income families on Haida Gwaii as the provincial government moves forward with building 4,900 more affordable mixed-income rental homes in B.C.
The Queen Charlotte Heritage Housing Society will receive $400,000 to build four new rental homes for seniors and families.
“These homes are in addition to the 19-modular housing units announced earlier this year,” said Jennifer Rice, MLA North Coast, “While those units are for single people and will provide wraparound services, these affordable rental homes are for families and seniors.”
The Province, through BC Housing, selected the first set of projects based on a number of criteria, including targeted clients and the impact the project is expected to have in reducing the community’s affordable rental housing need.
“I want to thank former Village of Queen Charlotte Mayor Greg Martin for his hard work and dedication in advocating for more housing in his community,” said Rice.
For more information about the project, follow this link: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2018PREM0081-002184
Read Homes for B.C., government’s 30-point plan to address housing affordability for British Columbians: bcbudget.gov.bc.ca/2018/homesbc/2018_Homes_For_BC.pdf
To find out what the Province is doing to improve housing affordability, visit: news.gov.bc.ca/factsheets/bc-government-addressing-housing-affordability-challenges
For further comment contact Jennifer Rice @ Jennifer.Rice.MLA@leg.bc.ca or 250-624-7734