The Government of B.C. announced on Thursday that construction is underway on eight new affordable rental homes in Sooke in partnership with the M’akola Housing Society.
The homes are being built at the Hope Centre at 6750 West Coast Rd. using three converted commercial units in the building.
The province is providing $1.5 million in funds for the conversion.
The eight residential units will range in monthly rent from $600 for a Studio to $700 for a one bedroom.
“We are working with our partners to make sure people in Sooke and communities throughout the province have safe homes with rents they can afford,” said Premier John Horgan.
The Province says they are also working with the federal government and Capital Regional District to build an additional 245 new affordable rental homes at two other locations in Sooke.
75 homes including 15 shelter-rate homes will be built at 2170 Charters Rd, and 170 homes including 34 shelter-rate homes will be built at 6480 Drennan St.
The eight new homes at 6750 West Coast Rd. are expected to be completed by late October 2020.