Housing programs see suite success

Less than one year after being launched, more than $360,000 has been approved through housing programs

Over the past 10 months, Northern Development has been offering a suite of housing programs to support local governments in the creation of new, market-based housing units across Northern B.C.

The trio of programs are designed to support local governments through assessing their community’s housing needs, to hiring a planner for a 12-month contract, to incentivizing private sector housing developments.

Northern Development has already approved 22 projects totaling $364,230 through these three programs. The Housing Needs Assessment funding program has seen 17 projects approved, four Community Planning for Housing projects have been approved and one Northern Housing Incentive project for the City of Williams Lake has been approved.