Government of Canada announces support for Rapid Housing Initiative in Capital Regional District

Mar 24, 2021

Every Canadian deserves a safe and affordable place to call home. The COVID-19 crisis has made it clear that affordable housing is key to Canada’s recovery as major cities across the country, including on Southern Vancouver Island, are dealing with significant challenges around homelessness and housing need.

Today, the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), David Eby, Attorney General and Minister Responsible for Housing, Ken Hardie, Member of Parliament for Fleetwood–Port Kells, and Colin Plant, Chair of the Capital Regional District, announced details of the $13.1 million federal Rapid Housing Initiative allocation for the CRD, which will create up to 91 new affordable homes.