Bringing affordable housing to reality

Columbia Basin Trust is hosting an information meeting on how to get funding for affordable housing projects.

If you have a budding idea for an affordable housing project, an information meeting on how to get funding for one is being held in the region on May 1.

Last spring CBT announced its partnership with the federal and provincial governments to offer the Affordable Rental Housing initiative (ARHi), which is providing $10 million over three years to support new affordable rental housing projects in communities across the Columbia Basin.

After a successful first intake in spring 2012, the partners are now announcing the opening of the second intake. BC Housing has posted the request for proposals, which can be viewed at www.bchousing.org/Partners/Calls/Interior_Region#arh.

Mandatory information meetings will be held in several basin locations, and a proponent wishing to submit a proposal must ensure that a representative of his or her organization attends one of these meetings.

The sessions take place on Wednesday, May 1:

Nelson: 12-2 p.m., Selkirk College Tenth Street Campus, Room PAT 303, 820 10th Street.

Trail: 7-9 p.m., Cominco Arena, McIntyre Room, 1051 Victoria Street.

All queries and information requests about the RFP are to be made in writing only to the BC Housing contact Mike Lachocki via email to purchasing@bchousing.org.

  • Deadline for applications is 2 p.m. on June 7.

 

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