CMHC announces funding for supportive housing project in B.C.

Project features modular construction and will be completed next year

CMHC announces funding for supportive housing project in B.C.

The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) has announced $13.8 million of federal funding to support the creation of 30 new supportive homes for young people in Surrey, British Columbia.

The project will be operated by the Pacific Community Resource Society (PCRS) and will feature new homes for vulnerable and homeless youth. The project features modular construction and will be completed in winter 2022.

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Bruce Ralston, the member of B.C.’s legislative assembly for Surrey-Whalley, also announced that the BC provincial government will support the new housing project with funding for its annual operation.

“Young people in Surrey and across B.C. should never have to worry about finding a safe and secure home,” said Ralston. “This project is a great example of what we can accomplish when all levels of government work together.”

“Surrey has the largest youth population in the province,” said Surrey mayor Doug McCallum. “This project will ensure that all our young people have the opportunity to thrive. It will deliver on the critical and urgent need for housing for vulnerable youth who are or at risk of being homelessness, including youth who are transitioning out of the government care system. Homelessness is an evolving challenge and real solutions can be found when all levels of government work together."

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