An announcement on Wednesday, September 12 from the Province regarding new housing in Grand Forks.

The BC Government says people recovering from recent flooding will have access to approximately 100 new homes. The Minister of of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Selena Robinson says two much-needed housing projects are being fast-tracked to support the community in long-term recovery efforts.

Through the new Building BC: Community Housing Fund, plans for 50 affordable rental homes for families and seniors are moving ahead. Construction is expected to be completed by the fall of 2019.

Also, a property recently purchased by BC Housing at 7382 2nd Street aims to build another roughly 50 homes with 24/7 support services, including meal programs and life and employment skills training for people at risk of homelessness.

The January 2019 construction date hinges on a development permit approved by the City.

BC Housing plans to identify an experienced operator for both housing sites. The selection process will be based on community fit and experience in helping residents with a diverse range of needs.

The Province says, working closely with the City of Grand Forks, BC Housing is reaching out to the community and neighbours of both new housing projects. Public information meetings are planned for later this year.