Four Vancouver Island First Nations Projects Receive Federal Support

May 10, 2023

VANCOUVER ISLAND – The Federal Government announced $10.5 million in funding to support four projects that will create 37 homes for vulnerable individuals including families, seniors, and Indigenous people living on reserve on Vancouver Island. All projects are complete and have welcomed residents to their new homes.

The first project is located on ‘Namgis First Nation near Alert Bay where eight modular homes have been constructed. The units are designed to accommodate accessibility needs for those with limited physical abilities. Two of the units are for women. The project received $2 million from the federal government through the RHI and $331,000 from Namgis First Nation.

The second project is located on Nanoose First Nation near Lantzville and includes the construction of five single family homes. Two of the homes are two-bedroom homes, two of the homes are three-bedroom homes, and one is a five-bedroom unit. The two-bedroom units are fully accessible, including ramps and walk-in showers. The project received $1.9 million from the federal government through the RHI and $220,000 from Nanoose First Nation.

On Pacheedaht First Nation near Port Renfrew, three duplexes and two triplexes have been constructed for a total of 12 units. The duplexes are all 2 bedrooms with separate entryways. The triplexes contain three studio apartments each. The project received $1.58 million from the federal government through the RHI and $83,600 from Pacheedaht First Nation.

The final project is located on Pauquachin First Nation near North Saanich. The three-storey, 12-unit building consists of six three-bedroom units and six one-bedroom units. The project received $5 million from the federal government through the RHI and $557,517 from Pauquachin First Nation.

Business Examiner Staff

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