Braidwood Housing Project

Funding Announcement from the Province of B.C.
Ministry of Natural Gas Development and Responsible for Housing

November 30, 2016:

Province invests $3 million for new housing project in Courtenay

People at risk of homelessness, including those who are Aboriginal, will soon have access to more than 30 new units of affordable housing in Courtenay.

Following the September 2016 announcement of a $500-million investment in affordable rental housing, the B.C. government has approved $3 million in capital funding for a new housing project in the community.

The M’aKola Housing Society, in partnership with the Wachiay Friendship Centre, will receive the provincial funding toward a project providing 34 units at 810 Braidwood Rd.

BC Housing will work with the partners to fully develop the project plans and ensure the proper zoning and consultation is considered and confirmed before construction.

Construction is expected to begin in summer 2017, with completion projected for summer 2018.

Reports

September 19, 2016: Staff Report -Braidwood Affordable/Supportive Housing Project Update and MOU [PDF - 471 KB]

December 4, 2015: Staff Report - Braidwood Supportive/Affordable Housing Project Update [PDF - 119 KB]

August 17, 2015: Staff Report - Braidwood Housing Project Proposal Evaluation [PDF - 217 KB]

March 2, 2015: Staff Report - Braidwood Housing Project Revised RFP [PDF - 500 KB]

January 12, 2015: Staff Report - Braidwood Housing Project RFP [PDF - 2 MB]

September 2, 2014: Staff Report - Braidwood Supportive Housing Project Update [PDF - 1.6 MB]

May 12, 2014: Staff Report Braidwood Housing Project Update [PDF - 1.1 MB]

March 3, 2014: Braidwood Housing Project Interim Report [PDF - 214 KB]

Project Announcements

November 26, 2013: Consultant Assisting City with Supportive Housing Project

August 19, 2013: Courtenay Purchases Property for Supportive Housing

Background

On August 19, 2013, the City of Courtenay announced the purchase of property at 810 Braidwood Road in Courtenay, to be used as the eventual location for a supportive housing project.

The site is close to services, amenities and public transit. The site is on the east side of Courtenay, near the Old Island Highway. 

Courtenay City Council has identified this housing project as their top strategic priority. The City is investigating funding opportunities from all levels of government, as well as partnership opportunities with local community organizations to run the facility.

Public consultation and engagement will be a key part of the planning process. The City will be working with the immediate neighbourhood, the community, as well as with interested local non-profit stakeholders to  this project.

BC Housing provided $50,000 to assist with the planning and development of a supportive housing proposal. Additional funding for the project was provided by the Comox Valley Regional District through the sale of property on Cliffe Avenue. Island Health provided $100,000.

Additional Information on Housing and Homelessness

Comox Valley Regional District Housing and Homelessness