affordable housing

Jon Lefebure went back to construction after losing the 2018 mayor’s post in North Cowichan to work on the Cottages On Willow. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Former Island mayor retools priorities with construction project

Fresh air a benefit and satisfaction results from building eight-unit housing complex in Chemainus

 

On Nov. 16, Saanich council received the 2020 Housing Needs Report which provides a summary of the district’s housing market and the anticipated future needs of the municipality. (District of Saanich)

New report highlights need for diverse, affordable housing in Saanich

Saanich Housing Needs Report shows current supply doesn’t meet community needs

 

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Sooke rejects parking variance for affordable housing development

Council agrees to development permit for 75 multi-family complex on Charters Road

 

Getting more people out of tents and into indoor housing before the worst of the fall and winter weather hits will be key for making the most of federal Rapid Housing Initiative funding allocated for Greater Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)

Clock starts ticking for use of federal housing funds in Greater Victoria

CRD staff have until Nov. 27 to submit capital project plan to federal housing body

Getting more people out of tents and into indoor housing before the worst of the fall and winter weather hits will be key for making the most of federal Rapid Housing Initiative funding allocated for Greater Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)
The CRD is asking local municipalities to identify areas for potential affordable housing units to be built after the federal government allocated $13.1 million to the region. (Black Press Media file photo)

Feds allocate $13M to Capital Region to create affordable housing

CRD asking municipalities to identify areas that could be converted into residential units

The CRD is asking local municipalities to identify areas for potential affordable housing units to be built after the federal government allocated $13.1 million to the region. (Black Press Media file photo)
Knox Vision Society’s affordable housing complex at 2110 Church Rd. in Sooke. The building includes 42 affordable rental apartments. (File – Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke committee takes aim at affordable housing

Several projects close to breaking ground

Knox Vision Society’s affordable housing complex at 2110 Church Rd. in Sooke. The building includes 42 affordable rental apartments. (File – Sooke News Mirror)
Victoria City Council approved two new affordable housing developments during its Oct. 22 council meeting. (Courtesy of Victoria City Council)

Victoria approves 72 new affordable housing units

Council approved new developments at 736 Princess Ave. and 330 Michigan St.

Victoria City Council approved two new affordable housing developments during its Oct. 22 council meeting. (Courtesy of Victoria City Council)
The M’akola Housing Society is looking to build two new residences in Sooke to help provide affordable accommodation for local Indigenous people. The projects were granted nearly $1.1 million toward their construction through the Regional Housing Trust Fund. (Photo courtesy M’Akola Housing Society)

Regional Housing First Program strikes another chord in Greater Victoria

Affordable housing partnership grants will help house over 100 people on income assistance

The M’akola Housing Society is looking to build two new residences in Sooke to help provide affordable accommodation for local Indigenous people. The projects were granted nearly $1.1 million toward their construction through the Regional Housing Trust Fund. (Photo courtesy M’Akola Housing Society)
Staff from the Threshold Housing Society help local youth at risk with key elements of their safety and security, not least of which is stable accommodation. (Courtesy Threshold Housing)

A hidden homeless scenario: The search for safe housing for youth

Part three in a series on youth homelessness in Greater Victoria

  • Aug 23, 2020
Staff from the Threshold Housing Society help local youth at risk with key elements of their safety and security, not least of which is stable accommodation. (Courtesy Threshold Housing)
Gaps in the system: Youth cope with homelessness in Greater Victoria

Gaps in the system: Youth cope with homelessness in Greater Victoria

Four-part series will look at youth homelessness in the region

  • Aug 8, 2020
Gaps in the system: Youth cope with homelessness in Greater Victoria
This lot on White Road in Duncan will be the site of a new supportive housing development. A similar facility will be built on Drinkwater Road in North Cowichan. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

100 supportive housing units to be built in Duncan, N. Cowichan

‘We have the track record that this works’

This lot on White Road in Duncan will be the site of a new supportive housing development. A similar facility will be built on Drinkwater Road in North Cowichan. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Saanich Municipal Hall (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich Municipal Hall (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich will move forward with developing a Housing Strategy with a swifter timeline, a task force and focus groups. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich opts to develop Housing Strategy with stakeholder task force

Councillor pleased to see Saanich’s ‘incredible unaffordability’ addressed swiftly

Saanich will move forward with developing a Housing Strategy with a swifter timeline, a task force and focus groups. (Black Press Media file photo)
Redd’s Roadhouse Pub employees are hurt over the lack of communication after the province purchased the Comfort Inn Hotel, which the restaurant is attached to, to provied affordable housing to those living along Pandora Avenue and in Topaz Park. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

Employees feel ‘backstabbed’ after hotel sold to province to house homeless

Province purchased Comfort Inn Hotel to provide shelter to people living on Pandora, Topaz Park

Redd’s Roadhouse Pub employees are hurt over the lack of communication after the province purchased the Comfort Inn Hotel, which the restaurant is attached to, to provied affordable housing to those living along Pandora Avenue and in Topaz Park. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
B.C. government spent $18.5 million on Comfort Inn Hotel, located at 3020 Blanshard Street, to provide affordable housing to the homeless.

Province buys Victoria hotel to be used as affordable housing for homeless

B.C. government spent $18.5 million on Comfort Inn Hotel, at 3020 Blanshard St.

B.C. government spent $18.5 million on Comfort Inn Hotel, located at 3020 Blanshard Street, to provide affordable housing to the homeless.
Residents will soon begin moving into a new affordable housing complex at 3816 Carey Rd. (Google Maps)

New Saanich development provides options for people struggling to find housing

Residents begin moving into new affordable housing units this week

Residents will soon begin moving into a new affordable housing complex at 3816 Carey Rd. (Google Maps)
Digital renderings show what the new Roundhouse at Bayview Place development could look like. (File contributed/ Focus Equities).

Vic West development proposes high-rise condos, hotels and affordable rental units

The Roundhouse development at Bayview Place is revived after a 12-year hiatus

Digital renderings show what the new Roundhouse at Bayview Place development could look like. (File contributed/ Focus Equities).
Bosa Development will build three towers as the next phase of the Dockside Green development. (file provided/City of Victoria)

City of Victoria approves nearly 600 new homes for development

A mix of condos, rentals and affordable housing units approved by council

Bosa Development will build three towers as the next phase of the Dockside Green development. (file provided/City of Victoria)
Digital renderings show what the Cook Street Plaza will look like. (File contributed/ Chard Development)

City gives green light to downtown affordable housing development

Chard Development’s Cook Street Plaza will include 104 below-market units

Digital renderings show what the Cook Street Plaza will look like. (File contributed/ Chard Development)
Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister of Rural Economic Development and Minister for Women and Gender Equality, announced that the federal government would support Orono Place Apartments to build 120 affordable homes Monday morning. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

Langford gets federal cash boost for 120 affordable homes

Orono Place Apartments 70 per cent occupied, move in by April

Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister of Rural Economic Development and Minister for Women and Gender Equality, announced that the federal government would support Orono Place Apartments to build 120 affordable homes Monday morning. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)