Friday, July 19, 2024

These 9 Vancouver Island municipalities will receive money to speed up housing construction


The BC government has targeted 38 communities across the province who are to receive lump-sum funding to cut red tape and get housing built faster. 

Of these 38 communities, nine of the municipalities being targeted are on Vancouver Island. 

The grant money these municipalities will receive is meant to go specifically towards creating more efficient development approval processes.

“We’re leaving no stone unturned in our work to deliver more homes for people, faster,” said Ravi Kahlon, Minister of Housing. 

“The Local Government Development Approvals Program was created so that local governments can improve the internal processes and development approvals, so that we can speed up the delivery of homes for people living and working in BC.”

The following are the nine Vancouver Island municipalities who will benefit and how much they will receive:

  • Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District – $150,000
  • Town of Comox – $150,000
  • City of Courtenay – $150,000
  • Village of Cumberland – $122,900
  • Mount Waddington Regional District – $150,000
  • City of Nanaimo – $150,000
  • Municipality of North Cowichan – $100,000
  • District of Oak Bay – $105,000
  • City of Port Alberni – $150,000
  • City of Port Alberni – $150,000

Each municipality applied for different, specific endeavours to make housing in their region more streamlined.

This program was administered through the Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM).

How would you like to see this funding applied to these municipalities? Let us know in the comments!

Curtis Blandy

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