New Indigenous affordable housing project coming to Courtenay

New Indigenous affordable housing project coming to Courtenay
Comox Valley Regional District
Monica Goodheart- Wachiay President with CVRD Board Chair Ketler and Roger Kishi – Program Coordinator for Homeless and Housing Programs.

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) has announced it will be allocating $70,000 in funding towards the development of a new indigenous affordable housing project.

The funds, which will be provided to the Wachiay Friendship Centre, will assist in the development of 24 -40 studio and one-bedroom units for Indigenous elders and singles.

“The CVRD is committed to reconciliation with First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples in our community,” said Jesse Ketler, Chair of the CVRD Board. “We know that actions speak louder than words and we are dedicated to supporting initiatives that make a real and tangible difference in the lives of indigenous peoples in the Comox Valley. We are proud and honoured to be a part of this important community project.”

The new development will be located at 17th Street and McPhee Avenue in Courtenay.

This affordable housing project is one of the many programs and services provided by The Wachiay Friendship Centre to Indigenous peoples living from Black Creek in the north through to Fanny Bay in the south. The Centre services more than 7,000 urban-dwelling and off-reserve Indigenous people living in the Comox Valley Region, according to the CVRD.

“Wachiay is committed to Indigenous housing for the Comox Valley,” said Monica Goodheart- Wachiay President. “Huy ch q’u, Wachiay is grateful for the funding from the CVRD for this much needed project in our community.”

At this time, a completion date for the Indigenous affordable housing development project has not been announced.


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