After two years, we’ve seen little action from this government that effectively combats the affordability crisis except re-announcements of BC Liberal projects
At last month’s Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) conference, both John Horgan and NDP Housing Minister Selina Robinson falsely claimed that their government had created over 22,000 new affordable housing units. That is 19,600 more than their numbers actually show.
“John Horgan and the NDP came to power on promises of making life more affordable. After two years, we’ve seen little action from this government that effectively combats the affordability crisis except re-announcements of BC Liberal projects,” added Stone.
“With so few new rental units opened under this government to date, nobody believes the NDP will ever deliver on their promise of 114,000 new homes. British Columbians deserve better.”
The South Skaha Housing Society project re-announced in Okanagan Falls on Thursday was originally announced in November of 2016 under the former BC Liberal government.
According to MLA Todd Stone, other BC Liberal housing projects re-announced by the NDP include the Seniors’ Support Society project in Peachland ... the Catalyst Community Development in Port Moody ... the Aboriginal Housing Society project in Prince George ... the M’akola project in Courtenay ... and the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Community Services project.
- Re-announcement on October 3rd ... Seniors in Okanagan Falls have more affordable home options
- Re-announcement on September 10th ... “New homes with supports open in Maple Ridge”
- Re-announcement on June 27th ... Port Moody development offers new affordable housing, community space
- Re-announcement on August 1st ... New affordable, supportive homes with health services proposed for Prince George
- Re-announcement on April 12th ... New homes for people experiencing homelessness in Courtenay
- Re-announcement on September 16th ... More affordable rental homes coming to Maple Ridge