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Posted: Sep 14, 2010
Plan Approved by the Comox Valley Regional District
The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) has hired consultants, Butler Associates Consulting and Bazink Solutions Inc. to recommend a solution to Vancouver Island affordable housing and homelessness in the Comox Valley.
A plan was approved by the Comox Valley Regional District early this year that included completing the land acquisition process and developing a lease with a third party to operate the emergency shelter in the Comox Valley on a long term basis. CVRD adopted two bylaws last year that enables the CVRD to acquire land for an emergency shelter and/or supportive housing in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island.
The participating municipalities as well as, the CVRD will contribute annual funding to move the Vancouver Island project forward. Once the CVRD has acquired land they would apply to the provincial and federal governments for additional funding to pay for the cost of the building. A public meeting is proposed for the evening of September 23.
To learn more about the plan see the Comox Valley Regional District .