Access to affordable housing allows individuals to live within their financial means, and helps build and maintain healthy, inclusive communities. ASAP has been vital in raising awareness and implementing initiatives to address the affordable housing needs in this area. The society will receive $50,000 in its role as key regional housing centre. Funding totaling $450,000 was also awarded to regional housing centres in Kelowna, Kamloops, Nelson, Nanaimo, Terrace, Victoria and the Lower Mainland. “Under the new procedure, where the query was a simple one, the account would be fully assessed prior to rejection because of information omitted, and processed the day after receipt of the information required.
ASAP will work with community stakeholders to develop a housing action plan to respond to the changing housing issues, concerns and need in Prince George. In developing this plan, ASAP will host a housing workshop for community groups and individuals to share ideas and address local housing issues. The Building and Pest Inspection Brisbane plan will encourage the development of partnership between not-for-profit groups who provide housing, landlords and property management companies, businesses and construction associations, local and provincial governments/agencies. This work when completed will prove to be valuable tool in the review of Prince George’s official community plan over the next few years.
PASS MORE–The Slocan Valley Seniors’ Housing Society, in partnership with the provincial government, has opened a 10-unit housing development for low-income seniors at 3650 Passmore Old Road, Nelson-Creston MLA Corky Evans announced today on behalf of Moe Sihota, Minister of Social Development and Economic Security. “This $1. 45-million housing development is an excellent example of the provincial government’s continuing support for new social housing development,” said Evans. It’s also wonderful to see how much community support went into turning this development from a dream to a reality.
The dedication and commitment of this community to build better housing and supports for its seniors is enormous. Through the donated lumber, numerous fundraising events, and thousands of volunteered hours, this is a tribute to what a community can accomplish together. BC Housing, a provincial agency, provided $935,000 in construction financing as the key contributor to the project and will continue to administer an annual operating subsidy for the building.