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Richmond Seeks Partners for Affordable Housing Project

Blog by Diane Cardoso | March 16th, 2011

The City of Richmond, in partnership with BC Housing, is seeking partners for an affordable housing project at 8111 Granville Avenue.

As part of Richmond’s Affordable Housing Strategy, the City and BC Housing issued a request for Expressions of Interest seeking non profit agencies to provide and manage affordable housing at the site. The City of Richmond purchased the property at 8111 Granville several years ago with the intention of using it to support affordable housing needs in the community.

The purpose of the current proposed project is to provide affordable rental housing that will accommodate the homeless and those at risk of homelessness. Primary focus will be aimed at providing subsidized housing with supports on City-owned property. Preference will be given to proposals that provide housing for homeless and/or individuals at-risk of homelessness. A secondary focus is the possible incorporation of Low End Market Rental units and community/commercial spaces that support the tenants.