This grant will help the Kamloops regional housing centre continue the important work they have underway. Funding totaling $450,000 was also awarded to regional housing centres in Prince George, Nanaimo, Nelson, Kelowna, Terrace, Victoria and the Lower Mainland. “We’re delighted to see the CHI funding for regional housing centres continue into its third year,” said Zoe Welch, KASAP coordinator. With renewed funding, we will be able to build on our educational and community relation efforts and identify community-based solutions to Kamloops’ housing needs.
VICTORIA –The provincial government is offering Community Housing Initiatives (CHI) grants totaling $50,000 to support community-based projects to respond to local affordable housing issues, Minister of Social Development and Economic Security Moe Sihota announced today. “British Columbia is the best place to live in the worldHowever, the popularity of our province has placed housing affordability out of the reach of many families and individuals who are struggling to get ahead,” said Sihota. Today’s announcement is part of the provincial government’s affordable housing strategy. Building Inspections Melbourne will help local housing groups develop practical solutions to combat many of the housing problems British Columbians are facing.
CHI provides the financial assistance non-profit organizations need to conduct housing research and assessments, hold educational workshops, develop how-to handbooks and videos, establish resource centres and undertake community-based strategies to address housing affordability issues in their neighbourhoods. Development of public information and education tools to address housing issues not being addressed by other organizations or similar projects;Training which gives individuals or groups the tools to begin addressing housing issues in their community. Interested non-profit housing and community groups are encouraged to contact BC Housing for a copy of the Community Housing Initiatives Application Guidelines and Form.
Since 1994, BC Housing has funded more than 6,500 units of affordable, non-market, rental accommodation across B. C. Funding provided to organize public education seminars and advocacy work to increase awareness of need for affordable housing in Abbotsford. Funding provided for education seminar to create awareness of housing needs of foreign domestic workers and their families.