–SPN News Today, November 22 2017, is National Housing Day. Federally, the Government of Canada launched their National Housing Strategy, “a 10-year, $40-billion plan that will … give more Canadians across the country a place to call home.” Acknowledging there …Continue reading →
–Britt Santowski, BA, MA, Publisher, SPN Mention of “affordable housing” came up several times at the October 23 regular Council meeting. The Knox Vision Society, who will be building a 42 rental-unit apartment block at the corner of Wadams Way …Continue reading →
At the mayor’s recent open house, a member of the public made the point that mobile homes (aka trailer homes, modular homes, pre-manufactured homes) are a modern form of affordable housing. Another unit arrived in Sooke this morning.
What do you think? How can Sooke accommodate the current housing shortage and the need for affordability?
Habitat for Humanity presented to Council, at the regular Council meeting held on January 15, 2018. In her presentation to Sooke Council, Yoland Meijer gave an overview of how the Homeownership Program works, as they may have a prospective new …Continue reading →
At Monday night’s Regular Council meeting, Council gave consideration to making way for Sooke’s second co-housing project. All Councillors were present. Ultimately (spoiler alert), everything passed, paving the way for Sooke’s second cohousing project to move forward. If you want the …Continue reading →
Families and single people with low to moderate incomes will benefit from a new 132-unit affordable housing development just completed in Langford. Millstream Ridge is a partnership between the Government of Canada, the Province of British Columbia and the Capital Regional …Continue reading →
People in need of affordable rental housing in Sooke and Langford will have access to 494 new homes, with the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), the BC government and the Capital Regional District (CRD) moving forward with four affordable housing …Continue reading →
Seniors and families in Langford will benefit from new affordable homes and child care spaces as part of Phase 2 of the Oak Park redevelopment funded by the Province’s Building BC: Community Housing Fund. The Phase 2 funding will add …Continue reading →
The B.C. government is expanding on-campus housing by 25% at the University of Victoria (UVic), making it more affordable for students to get the education they need. The UVic project is the second to access the BC Student Housing Loan …Continue reading →
The Affordable Housing Committee turned to Council to get a Housing Needs Assessment report completed. This report would provide an unbiased and full-spectrum overview of the housing needs in Sooke, ranging from homelessness to rentals to home ownership. Initially, it …Continue reading →