The Regional Housing First Program is an equal partnership agreement between the CRD, the Government of BC through BC Housing, and the federal government though the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). This partnership is dedicated to address housing affordability challenges and provide safe and stable housing options for families and people experiencing homelessness on southern Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands.

Completed Projects

Drennan and Sooke

The property at 2075 Drennan Street in Sooke offers 170 affordable homes between two buildings. The spaces available include a mix of studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom homes. The Regional Housing Trust Fund contributed $765,000 to the project.

For additional property information, visit M’akola Housing Society

Completion Date: 29-April-2024

Regional Housing First Program Contribution: $10,200,000

Operated by: M’akola Housing Society

Prosser Place

Prosser Place is a 51-unit affordable housing building located at 1909 Prosser Road in Central Saanich. It offers a mix of studio, one, and two-bedroom homes. The Regional Housing Trust Fund contributed $615,000 to the project.

For additional property information, visit Prosser Place

Estimated Completion Date: 23-Mar-2023

Regional Housing First Program Contribution: $ 4,000,000

Operated by: Capital Region Housing Corporation

Cedar Grove

Cedar Grove is located at 210 Gorge Road East in Victoria. This property is managed by the Victoria Cool Aid Society and offers 72 homes after its redevelopment in 2022. The Regional Housing Trust Fund contributed $600,000 to the initiative.

For additional property information, visit Cedar Grove

Completion Date: 31-Aug-2022
Regional Housing First Program Contribution: $9,000,000
Operated by: Cool Aid Society

Croftonbrook

Croftonbrook is an affordable housing property operated by Islanders Working Against Violence (IWAV), situated at 132 Corbett Road on Salt Spring Island. The project offers 56 homes and amenities such as a laundry facility, activities room, storage, common areas, and a commercial space used by IWAV for administrative needs and counseling services. The Regional Housing Trust Fund contributed $408,000 to the project.

For additional property information, visit Islanders Working Against Violence

Completion Date: 31-Jul-2022

Regional Housing First Program Contribution: $3,300,000

Operated by: Islanders Working Against Violence

Hockley House

Hockley House is a six-storey rental building in downtown Langford. It offers 120 affordable homes including a mix of studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom spaces. The Regional Housing Trust Fund contributed $660,000 to the project.

For additional property information, visit Hockley House

Completion Date: 26-Mar-2021

Regional Housing First Program Contribution: $7,200,000

Operated by: Capital Region Housing Corporation

Spenser Close

Spencer Close is a 6-story building located in the City of Langford. It offers 130 homes including wheelchair accessible, low income and provincial assistance housing. The Regional Housing Trust Fund contributed $615,000 to the project.

For additional property information, visit Spencer Close.

Estimated Completion Date: 30-Nov-2020

Regional Housing First Program Contribution: $ 7,800,000

Operated by: Capital Region Housing Corporation

Charters (Formerly Throup)

Charters is a four-story building located at 2170 Charters Road in Sooke, offering 75 affordable rental homes. The Regional Housing Trust Fund provided $330,000 towards the project.

For additional property information, visit M’akola Housing Society

Completion Date: 13-Dec-2023

Regional Housing First Program Contribution: $3,375,000

Operated by: M’akola Housing Society

West Park

West Park in View Royal consist of two buildings offers a total of 152 homes including a mix of studio, one and two-bedroom homes. The Regional Housing Trust Fund contributed $660,000 to the project.

For additional property information, visit West Park

Estimated Completion Date: 07-Dec-2020

Regional Housing First Program Contribution: $ 10,200,000

Operated by: Capital Region Housing Corporation


Millstream Ridge

The Capital Regional District (CRD) acquired Millstream Ridge in North Langford with support from the Regional Housing First Program. It offers 132 homes including one, two and three-bedroom spaces. The Regional Housing Trust Fund contributed $408,000 to the project.

For additional property information, visit Millstream Ridge

Purchased: 08-Feb-2019

Regional Housing First Program Contribution: $9,000,000

Operated by: Capital Region Housing Corporation

Upcoming Projects

Michigan Square

Michigan Square, located in James Bay, is being redeveloped under the Regional Housing First Program into two 4-storey apartment buildings. This project will contain 97 new affordable rental homes, while preserving the current 9-unit heritage home. The Regional Housing Trust Fund will contribute $1,095,000 for both buildings. 

Construction has started, and occupancy is anticipated in Q2 of 2024. For project status and to subscribe for updates, please visit the Michigan Square capital project.

Estimated Completion Date: 30-June-2024

Regional Housing First Program Contribution: $ 9,167,960

Operated by: Capital Region Housing Corporation

Campus View

Campus View is a 12-unit townhouse complex in Saanich’s Gordon Head neighbourhood. It will be redeveloped under the Regional Housing First Program to increase affordable housing to 119 homes, including 23 three-bedroom homes. 

This project is in the planning process, for project status and to subscribe for updates, please visit the Campus View capital project.

Village on the Green

Village on the Green is in Victoria’s Fernwood neighborhood. It is owned by the Capital Region Housing Corporation (CRHC) and will undergo redevelopment. The project aims to increase the number of homes from 38 to 140, with 15 of them being three-bedroom units. 

The plan is to expand the property from 38 homes to 140 homes, with 15 of them being three-bedroom spaces.

This project is currently in the design phase. For project status and to subscribe for updates, please visit the Village on the Green capital project.

Verdier

The Capital Regional District (CRD) has an accepted offer to purchase 1183 Verdier Avenue and plans to work closely with the Capital District Region Housing Corporation (CRHC) and the District of Central Saanich with the goal of creating more affordable housing in Brentwood Bay Village.

This project is in the planning process. For project status and to subscribe for updates, please visit the Verdier capital project.