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Construction underway on affordable homes in Invermere

INVERMERE - Thirty new affordable homes are on the way for families, seniors and women and children leaving violence in Invermere, with construction underway on a new townhouse project.

"These new homes will provide a much-needed affordable place to call home for a range of people in need," said David Eby, Attorney General and Minister Responsible for Housing. "We are working hard with our partners to make sure people have access to safe, secure and affordable homes in communities throughout the province."

The project is a partnership between the Province, Columbia Basin Trust, the District of Invermere and Family Dynamix Association. It will provide 15 homes for low-income families and seniors and 15 homes, with access to support services, for women and children leaving violence.

The site is located near a number of amenities and services, including grocery stores and schools. Construction started in November 2020 and is expected to be complete in summer 2023.

The Province is working in partnership to increase the supply of affordable rental housing in the Columbia Valley and East Kootenay regions for people at a range of income levels. With this new project, there are more than 370 rental homes complete or underway.