The proposed location for Red Door Housing Society’s 146-unit affordable housing project in Ladner. (Google Maps screenshot)

B.C. government funding 360 affordable homes in Delta

The $36-million investment will build homes for families and seniors in Ladner and Tsawwassen

Delta will soon be home to 360 new affordable housing units, after the provincial government announced a $36-million investment in the community on Tuesday (Nov. 13).

“It’s pretty exciting,” said Delta North MLA Ravi Kahlon. “I think any time you get affordable rental units built in your community it’s a good thing.”

The 360 rental units will be divided between three South Delta projects: Affordable Housing Societies’ 54-home project in Ladner, Red Door Housing Society’s 146-home project in Ladner and KinVillage Association’s 160-home project in Tsawwassen.

The two Ladner locations will be geared towards seniors and families searching for affordable housing, while the Tsawwassen project is only for seniors. Each project will have a mix of affordable housing types, including units where rent is based on income and deep-subsidy units.

No North Delta projects were proposed in this initial funding announcement, which will see 72 new affordable housing projects built in 42 communities across B.C. In total, they will provide 4,900 units of affordable housing for middle-, moderate- and low-income families.

(The definition of middle-, moderate- and low-income varies by housing type. For homes with less than two bedrooms, the moderate-income limit is $71,200 and the middle-income limit is $111,750. For homes with two or more bedrooms, the limits are $104,440 and $152,870, respectively.)

The 72 projects announced Tuesday are part of the Building BC: Community Housing Fund — a $1.9-billion strategy by the provincial government to build 14,000 homes in 10 years.

RELATED: B.C. to invest $492 million in affordable homes

The long-term strategy is application-based, Kahlon said. Interested non-profit or even private partners who decide to partner with non-profits can apply to the provincial government for funding to build affordable housing.

In the first round of applications, no proposals came from North Delta, Kahlon said. He’s hoping that will change as the years go forward.

“Just in the moments of releasing this announcement, I’ve had groups come forward and say we’re interesting in partnering with BC Housing,” he said.

Kahlon also said he’s been in communication with some private firms who are interested in building affordable homes in North Delta that would be available for sale. These would not fall under the Building BC: Community Housing Fund, as it only covers rental units.



grace.kennedy@northdeltareporter.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

17 medals for Delta athletes at 2020 BC Winter Games

More than 1,000 athletes from across the province competed in Fort St. John Feb. 20-23

Wally Oppal says policing ‘too important’ to be left to the police

Oppal was keynote speaker at a Surrey Board of Trade “Hot Topic Dialogue” breakfast event Wednesday

Surrey skater speeds his way to four golds, a silver at BC Winter Games

‘I just really enjoy going fast on the ice,’ says Barnett Liu, 14

‘Urgent’ need for Metro Vancouver homeless count volunteers

Organizers say another 100 people are sought to help in Surrey and Burnaby

UPDATE: Surrey RCMP say missing 14-year-old has been found and is safe

Brayden Ritchat, 14, had been last seen in the 10800-block of 141st Street in Whalley on Feb. 21

VIDEO: Minister says consider coronavirus outbreak when planning for spring break

Foreign Affairs minister points to rash of new cases appearing in places like Italy and Iran

B.C. city rebrands with new logo, cheeky slogan

‘Langford, where it all happens’ is the City’s new slogan

B.C. Liberals call for ban on foreign funds to pipeline protesters

Sierra Club, Wilderness Committee back Coastal GasLink blockades

Donations pour in for family who lost father, son in fatal crash on B.C. highway

Mike Cochlin and sons Liam and Quinn were travelling on Highway 5A

Alberta tourist dies after plunge from 70-metre cliff in Stanley Park

The 26-year-old hopped a fence at Prospect Point on fell to a walkway below, police said

B.C. man who pulled a gun on off-duty cop gets two years in prison

Encounter also led police to a home where 100 guns and explosives were found

New Westminster woman’s ‘out of character’ disappearance probed by police

She left without telling anyone, prompting investigation by Major Crimes Unit, police say

EDITORIAL: Fraser Health needs to be transparent to fight coronavirus panic

Fraser Health and other authorities are not helping by being vague in recent communications

Most Read