An announcement was made Wednesday afternoon that the Lower Similkameen Community Services Society received funding from the province to build the units. In total the society received $3.1 million.
Eight of the units will be built on the grounds of Mountain View Manor while the other 16 units will be built on a piece of property that the village owns near Harris Transport on 7th Avenue. The property will be leased to the society on a long-term basis.
The units are being designed for seniors and those with disabilities but who are able to live independently.
“We are thrilled to receive this funding which will provide subsidized housing for the vulnerable low-income seniors and persons with disabilities in our community. It is needed and we are deeply grateful for this generous funding from the Provincial Government,” Eileen Oliver-Bauer, administrator for LSCSS said in a press release.
The Review will have more information about this exciting project in our community and information about how to apply to be considered for affordable housing in the November 24 edition.