Fast tracked affordable housing announced for Grand forks

Dozens of  Grand Forks residents will received fast tracked affordable housing after the catastrophic flooding in the spring.

The province made an announcement yesterday.

Via BC Housing, and through the advocacy of City Council and the Boundary Flood Recovery team, the Province is fast tracking more than fifty new affordable rental homes. 

Although Council initially approached the Province for help with affordable housing in 2017, the need sky-rocketed after the flood. 

In addition to the support for flood survivors, the project will build much needed long-term affordable housing for the community. 

The City will be streamlining its development process to support the quick build out of the project, which is expected to be complete in the fall of 2019