We are committed to increasing affordable housing opportunities for individuals and families in our region.

Below is a summary of new developments planned and underway. 

2782 Spencer

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Located in Langford, 2782 Spencer Road is a 58-unit affordable housing building that will be operated by the CRHC and will include 58 units for low to moderate income seniors, individuals and families, including those with disabilities. Eleven units will be rented at provincial income assistance rates. The rent for these units will be set at $375 per month.

Set near Langford's urban centre, 2782 Spencer will be a 5-storey wood-framed building part of a larger redevelopment that includes the Tri-Way Mobile Home Park lands and a mixed-use commercial area along the Trans-Canada Highway. Parks, shopping and schools are nearby.

Learn more and subscribe for updates on the 2782 Spencer Rd project page.

Proposed Building Features

  • 1 studio unit
  • 37 1-bedroom units
  • 5 1-bedroom/den units
  • 10 1-bedroom accessible units
  • 5 2-bedroom units
  • 58 surface parking spots
  • Close to parks, shopping and schools
  • Public transportation close to the property
  • Designed and constructed to achieve BC Energy Code Step 4

Prosser

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Located in Central Saanich, 1909 Prosser Road is a 51-unit affordable housing building that will be operated by the CRHC and will include 41 units for tenants with low to moderate incomes. Ten units will be rented at provincial income assistance rates under the Regional Housing First Program (RHFP). The provincial income assistance units will be offered to individuals who have experienced homelessness and are ready to live independently. The rent for these units will be set at the provincial income assistance rate ($375 per month).

Central Saanich is a friendly and active community spanning the middle of the Saanich Peninsula. The Saanichton Village Design Plan outlines the vision of the larger village area to include density and diversity of housing, accommodating people throughout their lifespan which also supports a vibrant village core. This project aligns with and will form an important part of this community plan. 

The project is underway with an anticipated completion of Q3, 2022.

Learn more and subscribe for updates on the Prosser project page.

Proposed Building Features

  • 8 studio units
  • 31 1-bedroom units
  • 12 2-bedroom units
  • Underground parking
  • Close to Centennial Park and Saanichton Village
  • Public transportation adjacent to the property
  • Designed and constructed to achieve BC Energy Step Code – Step 2

Michigan Square

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Located in James Bay, Michigan Square is a 62-unit housing development owned by the Capital Regional Housing Corporation since 1985.  Redevelopment will include replacing the three buildings fronting Michigan Street with two 4-storey apartment buildings to provide 97 new affordable rental units.

The site is in close to James Bay and South Park Elementary schools, recreation areas Beacon Hill Park and Ogden Point as well as nearby transit and shopping centres.

The project will get underway in December 2021 with completion estimated in Q4 of 2023.

Learn more and subscribe for updates on the Michigan Square project page.

Proposed Building Features

  • Affordable rentals
  • 3 studio units
  • 4 studio accessible units
  • 30 1-bedroom units
  • 3 1-bedroom accessible units
  • 47 2-bedroom units
  • 10 3-bedroom units
  • Existing 68 vehicle parking structure will be retained
  • 132 bicycle parking spots will be provided
  • Close to parks, shopping and schools
  • Close to public transportation
  • Designed and constructed to achieve BC Energy Step Code 3

Caledonia

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Located at 1211 Gladstone Avenue, Caledonia is an 18-unit townhouse complex at the end of its service life and requiring replacement. The redevelopment area has been expanded to include the former site of the Fairey Tech building.

This redevelopment in the heart of Fernwood will feature 158 new affordable rental housing units within 2 apartments and 3 townhouse buildings. The project features large expanses of landscaped space, featuring rain gardens and urban agriculture components, and provides an amenity room for use by a non-profit neighbourhood group.

Caledonia will be constructed and operated under the terms of the Community Housing Fund (CHF) program in partnership with BC Housing and will offer 32 units at provincial assistance rates.

The project will get underway in Q3 2022.

Learn more and subscribe for updates on the Caledonia project page.

Proposed Building Features

  • Affordable rentals
  • 14 studio units
  • 38 1-bedroom units
  • 7 1-bedroom accessible units
  • 57 2-bedroom townhouse units
  • 13 2-bedroom units
  • 5 2-bedroom accessible units
  • 2 2-bedroom accessible townhouse units
  • 11 3-bedroom units
  • 2 3-bedroom townhouse units
  • 1 3-bedroom accessible units
  • 6 4-bedroom units
  • 2 4-bedroom townhouse units
  • 117 vehicle parking spots including 16 visitor stalls
  • 224 bicycle parking spots will be provided
  • Close to parks, shopping and schools
  • Close to public transportation
  • Pathway leading to Victoria High School
  • Private and shared patio areas
  • Playground
  • Sustainable landscape design featuring regional plants
  • 121 new trees will be planted
  • Designed to BC Energy Step Code 3

 

Pandora 

The CRHC, BC Housing and the City of Victoria are working together to build approximately 220 new homes and a community centre at 930/926 Pandora Avenue.

The land is owned by the City of Victoria and will include approximately 19,000 square feet of community space on the ground floor. There are plans for a community centre with neighbourhood programs, a gymnasium, as well as childcare services.

The development will include 220 new non-market rental homes. These homes will be a mix of approximately 170 affordable rental housing units and up to 50 supportive housing units. The affordable rental homes will be operated by the CRHC. BC Housing will engage a non-profit operator to manage the supportive housing.

To learn more about this project, read the City of Victoria media release.

Proposed Building Features

  • 170 affordable units (CRHC)
  • 50 supportive units (BC Housing)
  • Community centre (City of Victoria)
  • Gymnasium (City of Victoria)
  • Child care services (City of Victoria)