The Ministry of Energy and Mines along with the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) announced the recent opening of a new, modular affordable housing project. Located in 100 Mile House is Pioneer Haven, the new $1.5-million affordable seniors housing development provides eight apartments built through modular home construction for seniors and persons with disabilities. “Our Government is investing in affordable housing here in 100 Mile House, to help create jobs and improve the quality of life for those who need it most,” said Cathy McLeod, MP for Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo, on behalf of the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). “These initiatives will help seniors living on low income and persons with disabilities in our community access safe and affordable housing that meets their needs.” Through an amendment to the Canada-British Columbia Affordable Housing Agreement, the federal government contributed over $590,000 to support the construction of Pioneer Haven. The Province of British Columbia provided over $867,000 to this project through the Seniors Rental Housing Initiative (SRH) and provided the land valued at over $29,000. A new agreement implements B.C.’s allocation of the remaining three years of the $1.9 billion, which amounts to a further $90 million in federal funding to match with $90 million in provincial funding for a total of $180 million for British Columbians in housing need. The Province of British Columbia’s $14-billion capital infrastructure program is creating up to 88,000 jobs, building vital public infrastructure and stimulating local economies across the province.
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