Construction has begun on a new housing project that will bring nearly 60 affordable homes to the Langford community.
The Capital Regional District, in partnership with the Province of BC and the Capital Region Housing Corporation (CRHC), says that ground has been broken for the new development of 58 homes that will be located at 2782 Spencer Road.
The affordable housing development will be a 5-storey wood-framed building with a mix of unit sizes from studio to 2-bedroom.
The housing project will offer homes for low to moderate income seniors, individuals and families, including those with disabilities.
“Our government is working hard to create affordable housing across the province,” said Premier John Horgan, MLA for Langford-Juan de Fuca. “This new housing will mean that dozens of families will have a place they can call home and they will be able to do so in the beautiful community of Langford.”
According to the CRD, 11 units will be rent geared to income deep subsidy and be offered at a rate of $375 per month. On site there will also be a 1,000 sq. ft. amenity room for residents’ use.
“As the most liveable city in Canada, we have provided the opportunity for development to occur which looks after all segments of our population – that’s what builds healthy communities and we are proud to see this project go forward,” said Langford Mayor Stu Young.
BC Housing says it is providing $5.9 million through the Community Housing Fund towards the $19.9 million project.
The building will be operated by the CRHC and construction is expected to be completed by the fall of 2022.
More information on the project can be found on the 2782 Spencer Project Page.