affordable housing

An artistic rendering of a proposed affordable housing community in Tofino that took a massive step forward last week as BC Housing announced a roughly $3.6 million grant for the project. (Tofino council agenda image)

Tofino receives $3.6M for affordable housing project

Partnership awarded by provincial government’s Building BC: Community Housing Fund.

 

Jon Lefebure went back to construction after losing the 2018 mayor’s post in North Cowichan to work on the Cottages On Willow. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Former Island mayor retools priorities with construction project

Fresh air a benefit and satisfaction results from building eight-unit housing complex in Chemainus

 

Developer Andrew McLane, right, digs a shovel in the ground of Lot 13 as mayor Mayco Noel cheers on the idea of bringing more housing to West Coasters. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Ucluelet council approves development permit for 33-lot housing project

“Mr. McLane, we wish you nothing but luck and we are counting on you.”

 

An artistic rendering of Tofino’s proposed 84-unit affordable housing project. (Tofino council agenda image)

Tofino council approves controversial rezoning that paves way for affordable housing project

“A public hearing is not a de facto referendum,” said Tofino mayor Josie Osborne.

An artistic rendering of Tofino’s proposed 84-unit affordable housing project. (Tofino council agenda image)
This lot on White Road in Duncan will be the site of a new supportive housing development. A similar facility will be built on Drinkwater Road in North Cowichan. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

100 supportive housing units to be built in Duncan, N. Cowichan

‘We have the track record that this works’

This lot on White Road in Duncan will be the site of a new supportive housing development. A similar facility will be built on Drinkwater Road in North Cowichan. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
The current gateway to Ucluelet’s Lot 13 on Marine Drive. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Ucluelet affordable housing project clears zoning hurdle

District staff receive scores and scores of letters despite being unable to host a public hearing

The current gateway to Ucluelet’s Lot 13 on Marine Drive. (Nora O’Malley photo)
Jared Fenwick stands in front of his home at the Raven Lodge on Feb. 1. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Longstanding Ucluelet affordable housing complex under scrutiny

Raven Lodge owners given one month to propose a plan to address building deficiencies.

Jared Fenwick stands in front of his home at the Raven Lodge on Feb. 1. (Nora O’Malley photo)
Ucluelet shows early support for affordable housing project

Ucluelet shows early support for affordable housing project

“It’s important to me to give everybody a little patch of grass.”

Ucluelet shows early support for affordable housing project
Land use concept plan for Ucluelet Harbour Seafoods temporary staff housing for 13 Recreational Vehicles on the property at 1970 Harbour Crescent. (IMAGE FROM UCLUELET COUNCIL AGENDA)

Ucluelet approves RVs as temporary housing solution for fish plant workers

“We are hoping for the best. Everybody has to support each other here.”

Land use concept plan for Ucluelet Harbour Seafoods temporary staff housing for 13 Recreational Vehicles on the property at 1970 Harbour Crescent. (IMAGE FROM UCLUELET COUNCIL AGENDA)
Ucluelet Chamber of Commerce executive director Lara Kemps, left, joins Andrew Hanson, Mayor Mayco Noël, and Tod Henry in the communal kitchen of the newly renovated staff housing hotel located in downtown Ucluelet. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)

Ucluelet Chamber of Commerce champions unique staff housing solution

“It was a win-win situation for all of us.”

Ucluelet Chamber of Commerce executive director Lara Kemps, left, joins Andrew Hanson, Mayor Mayco Noël, and Tod Henry in the communal kitchen of the newly renovated staff housing hotel located in downtown Ucluelet. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)
Land use concept plan for Ucluelet Harbour Seafoods temporary staff housing for 25 Recreational Vehicles on the property at 1970 Harbour Crescent. DISTRICT OF UCLUELET IMAGE

Employee housing solution for Ucluelet Harbour Seafoods debated

“This is desperation for us trying to find some temporary housing in a [town] that we need it badly.”

Land use concept plan for Ucluelet Harbour Seafoods temporary staff housing for 25 Recreational Vehicles on the property at 1970 Harbour Crescent. DISTRICT OF UCLUELET IMAGE
Howler’s Restaurant employee Lester Poon, 57, who has been living in Ucluelet since ‘95 says “he’s sick of moving.” (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)

Ucluelet council allows RV’s to be seasonal housing

“While providing 3 seasonal workers accommodation doesn’t solve our housing challenges, it’s a start.”

Howler’s Restaurant employee Lester Poon, 57, who has been living in Ucluelet since ‘95 says “he’s sick of moving.” (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)
B.C. Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister Selina Robinson and Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

B.C. to give municipalities final say over rental zoning

City halls will be required to provide housing needs assessment

B.C. Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister Selina Robinson and Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
MP Gord Johns, Tofino Mayor Josie Osborne, and Tofino Housing Corporation’s executive director Ian Scott unveiled plans for an affordable housing development on Nov. 18. Input from residents is essential for the foundation of project. Have your say at: tofino.ca/housing. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)

Tofino housing strategy discussed

“None of us can do this on our own.”

MP Gord Johns, Tofino Mayor Josie Osborne, and Tofino Housing Corporation’s executive director Ian Scott unveiled plans for an affordable housing development on Nov. 18. Input from residents is essential for the foundation of project. Have your say at: tofino.ca/housing. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)
Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister Selina Robinson, Andrew Sakamoto of the Tenant Resource and Advisory Centre and David Hutniak, CEO of LandlordBC, announce new rent restrictions at the B.C. legislature, Oct. 26, 2017. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

B.C. to give renters a break on deposits, rent increases

Short-term lease loophole to be closed, Selina Robinson says

Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister Selina Robinson, Andrew Sakamoto of the Tenant Resource and Advisory Centre and David Hutniak, CEO of LandlordBC, announce new rent restrictions at the B.C. legislature, Oct. 26, 2017. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
From left, the BC Refederation Party’s Dan Cebuliak joined the NDP’s Scott Fraser, the Green Party’s Alicia LaRue, and the BC Liberal’s Darren DeLuca pitched their party’s platforms to Tofino locals at the Tofino Community Hall last week. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)

Mid Island – Pacific Rim MLA candidates talk affordable housing in Tofino

An ongoing housing crunch is making it difficult for locals to find shelter.

From left, the BC Refederation Party’s Dan Cebuliak joined the NDP’s Scott Fraser, the Green Party’s Alicia LaRue, and the BC Liberal’s Darren DeLuca pitched their party’s platforms to Tofino locals at the Tofino Community Hall last week. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)