affordable housing

B.C. Finance Minister Selina Robinson with Premier John Horgan after the budget speech Tuesday, April 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

B.C. home owner grant won’t be altered, despite expert advice

Tax break for residences worth up to $1.6 million too popular

 

Alexandra, a student in the North Island, won $10,000 for Habitat For Humanity Vancouver Island North, for her submission in the Meaning of Home writing contest. Photo supplied

North Island student wins $10,000 for Habitat VIN in writing contest

Donates Samsung Galaxy Tab she won to Indigenous Education

 

Campbell River is preparing a report on secondary suites. (File photo)

Homeless Coalition upset with mayor’s statement that group has another agenda at play

Coalition penned letter asking council to reconsider secondary suites

 

Emily, a Habitat homeowner, holds some of the #BidtoBuild donations from 2020. The auction was so successful, Habitat VIN will be doing it again this year. Photo submitted

Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North wins national award for online auction

Comox Valley/Campbell River chapter bringing #BidtoBuild Online Auction back this year

Emily, a Habitat homeowner, holds some of the #BidtoBuild donations from 2020. The auction was so successful, Habitat VIN will be doing it again this year. Photo submitted
With the full build-out of its 477 Hilchey Road development almost complete, Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North is setting its sights on its next batch of housing: right next door. Photo by Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror

Habitat’s third Hilchey build heads to Public Hearing

At least one councilor has expressed concerns about the potentially-increased density of the project

With the full build-out of its 477 Hilchey Road development almost complete, Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North is setting its sights on its next batch of housing: right next door. Photo by Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror
B.C. Attorney General David Eby, Minister Responsible for Housing. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

B.C. announces $2B for affordable, middle-income family home projects

HousingHub financing to encourage more developers, groups – with low-interest loans – to build affordable homes

B.C. Attorney General David Eby, Minister Responsible for Housing. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
BC Rent Bank helps people stay out of homelessness. Black Press stock photo

BC Rent Bank pitched for Campbell River

Program provides loans to keep people housed

BC Rent Bank helps people stay out of homelessness. Black Press stock photo
Executive Director Shelley Howard (front right) and some of the team from the Campbell River Head Injury Society welcome a few members of the Daybreak Rotary Club to the rooftop patio of Linda’s Place, the organization’s new housing facility on 9th Avenue, for the unveiling of the plaque recognizing their help in getting the facility built. Photo by Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror

Linda’s Place is open, already full and waitlisted

‘It goes to show you what the housing situation is like in the community right now’

Executive Director Shelley Howard (front right) and some of the team from the Campbell River Head Injury Society welcome a few members of the Daybreak Rotary Club to the rooftop patio of Linda’s Place, the organization’s new housing facility on 9th Avenue, for the unveiling of the plaque recognizing their help in getting the facility built. Photo by Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror
With the full build-out of its 477 Hilchey Road development almost complete, Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North is setting its sights on its next batch of housing: right next door. Photo by Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror

Habitat for Humanity looks to start a third Hilchey Road project

With the current site on Hilchey Road in the final stage of…

With the full build-out of its 477 Hilchey Road development almost complete, Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North is setting its sights on its next batch of housing: right next door. Photo by Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror
A rendering of the social housing project planned for 580 Dogwood Street. Illustration courtesy BC Housing

Campbell River supportive housing project named by incoming residents

Q’waxsem place means ‘Dogwood tree’ in Lik’wala language

A rendering of the social housing project planned for 580 Dogwood Street. Illustration courtesy BC Housing
Last year’s Meaning of Home contest runner up Alice Hopkins from Comox. Photo by Karen McKinnon

What does home mean to you?

Habitat for Humanity kicks off 2021’s edition of annual writing contest

Last year’s Meaning of Home contest runner up Alice Hopkins from Comox. Photo by Karen McKinnon
Jon Lefebure went back to construction after losing the 2018 mayor’s post in North Cowichan to work on the Cottages On Willow. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Former Island mayor retools priorities with construction project

Fresh air a benefit and satisfaction results from building eight-unit housing complex in Chemainus

Jon Lefebure went back to construction after losing the 2018 mayor’s post in North Cowichan to work on the Cottages On Willow. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The concept drawing presented to Campbell River city council showing the affordable housing facility planned for 850 Dogwood Street. Some are questioning the definition of ‘affordable,’ however. Image from City of Campbell River staff report

Some in Campbell River questioning the definition of ‘affordable housing’

Definitions are set at the provincial level, according to council, but they’re working to change them

The concept drawing presented to Campbell River city council showing the affordable housing facility planned for 850 Dogwood Street. Some are questioning the definition of ‘affordable,’ however. Image from City of Campbell River staff report

Coalition to End Homelessness asks SRD to find a way to hold public hearings

Letter describes postponing public hearings until September as ‘unfathomable’

SRD’s affordable housing role needs to be strengthened – Report

Forward-looking OCPs and long-range planning suggested

Intensify and diversify to improve housing in Campbell River – report

More diverse housing should help alleviate some of Campbell River’s growing pains

100 supportive housing units to be built in Duncan, N. Cowichan

‘We have the track record that this works’

‘Blanket’ secondary suites bylaw for Campbell River stalls after first reading

Suites may be allowed in ‘all new construction’ but possibly not in ‘established neighbourhoods’

B.C. to give municipalities final say over rental zoning

City halls will be required to provide housing needs assessment