B.C. Premier John Horgan (middle) at the Labour Day event at Surrey’s Holland Park in 2017, with Melanie Mark, Chief Marilyn Gabriel, Kevin Kelly and Michael Gabriel-Kelly of Kwantlen First Nation. (submitted photo)

B.C. Premier John Horgan (middle) at the Labour Day event at Surrey’s Holland Park in 2017, with Melanie Mark, Chief Marilyn Gabriel, Kevin Kelly and Michael Gabriel-Kelly of Kwantlen First Nation. (submitted photo)

NDP announce 61 new affordable homes for Indigenous families and Elders in Mission

Units will be on Langley Reserve #2, project led by Kwantlen First Nation

The NDP have announced that 61 new affordable rental homes are coming to Mission for Indigenous families and Elders with low-to-moderate incomes.

The Kwantlen First Nation-led project will be providing the units on Langley Reserve #2 within the District of Mission, said a June 4 news release.

“These 61 new affordable units that will be reserved for Indigenous families and Elders are such great news,” said Bob D’Eith, MLA for the Maple Ridge-Mission riding.

“By partnering with Kwantlen First Nation, as well as investing in 20 other Indigenous-led projects across the province, we can be sure that we are providing housing that meets specific needs of Indigenous communities.”

Approximately 2,455 rental homes for individuals, families, seniors, people with disabilities and Indigenous people throughout the province will be provided through 47 new projects, selected from the second intake of the Building BC: Community Housing Fund.

More than 1,000 of these new homes will be for Indigenous peoples, the NDP says.

The projects will have 50 per cent of their units set aside for household incomes of up to $64,000, 30 per cent set aside for incomes up to $74,000, and 20 per cent for very low incomes, including those on income and disability assistance, according to the news release.

The NDP’s Community Housing Fund earmarked $7 billion dollars over a 10-year period, $1.9 billion of which will go towards 14,000 affordable-rental homes for moderate and low-income families and individuals.

In the CHF’s three and a half years in existence, more than 8,600 homes are open, under construction or in development, the news release said.

RELATED: Closing housing gap for urban Indigenous people could cost $1.4B a year: report

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