A Goldstream Avenue affordable housing project has received a boost in funding.
The province announced today that it is partnering with the City of Langford and the District of Sooke in building 115 new affordable rental homes to help address the housing needs of families and seniors in the western communities.
These units are already under construction in the Oak Park redevelopment at 616 Goldstream Ave. The first phase, which consists of 73 rental apartments including 12 townhouses, is scheduled for completion next winter and will be operated by Pacifica Housing.
“Like people across the province, too many families in Langford and Sooke are struggling to find affordable homes,” said Premier John Horgan in a statement. “We’re working hard to deliver more housing for people in these communities and across British Columbia, so people can stay in the places they live, work and go to school.”
Langford has provided approximately $1.3 million in funding for the Oak Park redevelopment, which consists of two phases. The second phase will add another 77 units of subsidized housing to the property when completed.
“Important initiatives like Pacifica Housing’s redevelopment could not happen without significant contributions from both the province and the City of Langford,” said Mayor Stew Young in a statement. “The City of Langford welcomes the additional affordable housing units at 616 Goldstream Ave.”
In Sooke a new complex will include 42 affordable rental apartments, a community amenity space, a cafe and church annex. Located at 2110 and 2120 Church Rd., the Knox Vision Society will operate the new facility which is expected to be completed in early 2019.