gwax’ dzi dsas Affordable Family Housing

Comox Valley Transition Society and Dawn to Dawn Action on Homelessness Society

PROJECT LOCATION

Cumberland, BC

PROJECT OVERVIEW

  • Development and approval processes for 23-family oriented modular units in partnership with BC Housing, CMHC, Village of Cumberland, Comox Valley Regional District, and Vancouver Island Health Authority
  • Modular project with local company, Muchalat in Cumberland BC

PROJECT SUCCESS

  • Partnership between two local non-profits to collaboratively address the need for affordable family housing rental options in the Comox Valley
  • Third Reading for the rezoning has been completed, Final Reading anticipated in Winter 2021
  • Community support and buy-in throughout duration of project. The project has received written and verbal backing from community members through municipal processes and in-person communication
  • Grant funding received for Indigenous artwork and building design features, including a wall mural carving and totem designed and carved by a member of K’ómoks First Nation
  • Over $500,000 in pre-development funding secured

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