(Site of affordable housing project/Google Maps)

In partnership with the province and the Capital Region Housing Corporation (CRHC), The Capital Regional District (CRD) has begun construction on a five storey wood-framed building at 2782 Spencer Road in Langford.

Located near Langford’s urban centre, the building will be a mix of unit sizes from studio to 2-bedroom, providing homes for low to moderate income seniors, individuals and families, including those with disabilities for $375 a month.

BC Housing is providing $5.9 million through the Community Housing Fund towards the $19.9 million project.

The project at 2782 Spencer Road is part of a larger redevelopment that includes the Tri-Way Mobile Home Park lands and a mixed-use commercial area along the Trans-Canada Highway.

“As the most liveable city in Canada, we have provided the opportunity for development to occur which looks after all segments of our population – that’s what builds healthy communities and we are proud to see this project go forward,” said Langford Mayor Stu Young.

The CRHC will operate the building, providing day-to-day management of housing,property management services, and providing services to residents.

“As the largest non-profit housing provider on Vancouver Island, the CRHC is a strong community partner that can make a real difference in people’s lives by delivering affordable housing and services to over 3,500 residents,” said Lisa Helps, Capital Region Housing Corporation Chair.

The building will feature studio, one bedroom, one bedroom accessible, one bedroom plus den, and two bedroom units; 11 units will be subsidized at $375 a month; and there will be a 1,000 square foot amenity room for residents’ use.

Construction is anticipated to be completed in fall 2022.

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