NDP MLA Harwinder Sandhu says new, affordable rentals coming to Lumby

“Seniors in Lumby have had a challenging time finding a place to call home that is affordable and accessible,” said MLA Sandhu. “I’m excited to see that twenty new homes will be coming for seniors in the community, and am so grateful to the Lumby & District Senior Citizens Housing Society for their work to make this a reality.”

The Lumby and District Senior Citizens Housing Society will build twenty new units for low-to-middle income seniors.

Provided by the Building BC: Community Housing Fund, these new affordable rental homes are part of 47 new projects, which will deliver more than 2,400 new homes across the province.

A total of 47 new projects have been selected through this second intake of the Building BC: Community Housing Fund (CHF). The intake will provide approximately 2,455 rental homes for individuals, families, seniors, people with disabilities and Indigenous peoples throughout the province. More than 1,000 of the new homes will be for Indigenous individuals, families and Elders.

These projects have 50% of units for households with incomes up to $64,000, 30% of units for households with incomes up to approximately $74,000, and 20% of units for households with very low incomes (including those on income or disability assistance).

The Community Housing Fund is part of the BC NDP government’s 10-year $7-billion housing plan. It is an investment of $1.9 billion to build more than 14,000 affordable rental homes for moderate- and low-income families and individuals. Three and a half years in, more than 8,600 of these homes are already open, under construction or in development.

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