PRINCE RUPERT – Local New Democrat MLA Jennifer Rice is celebrating 169 units of new homes already built or underway for families and people experiencing homeless in the North Coast.
The housing across the North Coast is part of 20,000 units of new housing underway in nearly 80 communities across B.C.
“Everyone deserves an affordable place to call home,” said MLA Jennifer Rice. “That’s why I’m so proud to be a part of a government that has made increasing the housing stock a priority. In our first two years of government we’ve announced and funded 169 new homes in projects across the North Coast. This is just the beginning and I’m excited to see more of what we can achieve together.”
The Province is working in partnership with local and federal governments, non-profits, colleges and universities, Indigenous communities, and private developers to increase the supply of affordable rental housing across B.C.
Rice said that the New Democrat government has acted quickly to address the urgent need for affordable housing, and that they have been working with partners to not just increase the number of homes, but to build the right kind of homes to make life better for people at all ages, stages in life, and income levels.
Rice added that Budget 2018 launched the most significant investment in housing affordability in B.C. history – more than $7 billion over 10 years.
A map showing the location of all announced projects, including those in the North Coast is now available online at https://www.bchousing.org/homes-for-BC.
Learn More: https://news.gov.bc.ca/19801