Amid a housing crisis, seniors, individuals and families, including people living with disabilities, have the opportunity to find housing now that 130 new affordable rental and supportive homes are open in Langford and Victoria.
Fifty-eight rental units are open at 2782 Spencer Road, in partnership with the Capital Region Housing Corporation (CRHC) and helping address a critical lack of affordable rental spaces in Langford.
“We are facing a housing crisis in BC, and we’re taking action to build the homes people need. That’s now a reality for people and families in Langford and Victoria with these 130 new affordable rentals,” said Ravi Kahlon, Minister of Housing.
The five-storey wood-framed building is located near Langford’s urban centre.
The development has a mix of unit sizes from studios to two-bedrooms, providing units with rent geared to income for people with low or moderate incomes. Parks, shopping and schools are also nearby.
In Victoria, 72 new units – 51 of affordable housing and 21 supportive units – are open at 210 Gorge Road in partnership with Cool Aid Society.
This mixed-income approach will create an integrated community of working singles, low-income couples, seniors, adults and families in need of affordable housing.
The five-storey, wood-framed building at 210 Gorge Road has ground-level amenity space, lounge and office, and a 200-square-foot social enterprise coffee shop, owned by Cool Aid.
This property is close to several amenities, including public transportation, commercial services, and a community centre.
Since 2017, the province has funded more than 36,000 affordable new homes that have been completed or are underway for people in BC, including 188 homes in Langford and more than 3,000 in Victoria.