Feds and Province announce more seniors housing

The Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia announced Saturday money for more affordable seniors housing in Northeastern B.C.

In total, over $6.6 million will be used to create 34 units in Fort St. John, Fort Nelson, Taylor and Tumbler Ridge. In Fort St. John, $1.54 million has been put forward to help build 8 more units at Heritage Manor 3. Taylor will also get 8 units that will be built and run by B.C. Housing with a total investment of $1.54 million.

Six units will be constructed in Fort Nelson and run by B.C. Housing with a total cost of $1.33 million. In Tumbler Ridge, that community will see 12 units built by B.C. Housing at a total cost of $2.28 million.

The announcements are a part of over 400 units that will be constructed in B.C. For seniors and persons with disabilities.

"The Province is investing over $33 million to increase the supply of affordable rental housing in British Columbia for low-income seniors and people with disabilities, and to stimulate local economies by creating jobs," said Rich Coleman, Minister of Housing and Social Development.

A total of $62 million from the federal government and the provincial government will be spent on these units. 

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