Sunday, March 22, 2015

Nanaimo Supportive Housing Project - 41 Units



More supportive housing coming to Nanaimo

Forty-one new units of supportive housing are currently under construction for men and women who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in Nanaimo.

Once complete, the four-storey building on 1597 Boundary Crescent will be the fourth development to open under a partnership between the B.C. government and the City of Nanaimo. Residents will have access to several amenities including a common dining space and lounge, a kitchen, laundry facilities, bicycle storage and a bed-bug sauna.

Designed to achieve LEED Silver certification, the development will incorporate numerous energy-efficient and sustainable measures into its design, such as Energy Star-rated appliances and windows, water-efficient landscaping, low-flow water fixtures and high-efficiency water heaters.

The housing component of the development will be managed by Nanaimo Affordable Housing Society. Columbian Centre Society and Haven Society will provide programming and supports to residents.

Project partners and funding include:

The B.C. government will arrange construction financing of approximately $9.6 million and will be providing approximately $1.2 million annually in operating funding.
The City of Nanaimo will contribute $300,000 in municipal reductions and the land valued at $432,000.

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