Big boost for Affordable Housing around the Columbia Basin

Affordable housing around the region got a big boost this week.

The CBT is working with the Province to build 167 new units of affordable housing with 14 million each over the next 3 years being provided.

Strilaeff says it's an issue they're hearing in pretty much every community, but the type of housing needed varies.

Castlegar is getting funding for 11 units operated by the Kootenay Society for Community Living.

Nakusp will get 10 units, operated by Arrow and Slocan Lakes Community Services.

Two projects are getting funding in Nelson, 3 units to be operated by Nelson Cares, and 39 units by the Share Housing Initiative Society.

In Rossland the funding is for 24 units, initiated by the City of Rossland, and proposed to be operated by the Lower Columbia Affordable Housing Society.

In Slocan it's 4 units, operated by Slocan Valley Seniors' Housing Society.

He says for the most part the projects are pretty much ready to go, the groups were just needing financial commitments to make them a reality.