Village of Clinton welcomes 20 homes with supports for seniors
CLINTON - A highly anticipated housing development in the Village of Clinton is now open, providing 20 apartments with supports for seniors in the community with low to moderate incomes.
"Seniors in B.C. should have the option to stay in the communities they helped build," said Mable Elmore, B.C.'s Parliamentary Secretary for Seniors' Services and Long-Term Care. "This new apartment building will provide seniors in Clinton with quality and affordable homes with support for day-to-day living, close to friends and loved ones. Our government shares the community's excitement in seeing the building open and will continue to work with our partners to support seniors' housing needs."
Clinton Creek Estates, located at 309 Dewdney Ave. (formerly 300 Smith Ave.), is a single-storey wood-frame building with 20 one-bedroom apartments. The building has a commercial kitchen, lounge, dining area, laundry, accessibility scooter parking and a covered patio for the use of residents. Monthly rents will vary depending on residents' household income.
Clinton Creek Estates will be owned and operated by the Clinton and District Assisted Living Society (CDALS). The society will provide residents with hospitality services, including meals, housekeeping, and laundry services.
"After many years of work, we're thrilled to see this project come to fruition," said Judy Hampton, chair, CDALS. "The need for seniors' housing in Clinton and surrounding area is great, and these 20 affordable homes with supports will help residents stay in their community, close to friends and family."
The project was initially intended to renovate the former Clinton Elementary school into an affordable apartment building with 10 units in 2017. When asbestos was found on site, the project changed to a complete redevelopment with double the number of homes to better meet the needs of the community.
The Province, through BC Housing, provided approximately $6.6 million to the project. Residents started moving into their new homes on Nov. 1, 2021.
This project is part of more than 30,000 new homes that are complete or underway throughout B.C. since government launched its 10-year, $7-billion housing plan in 2018.
- The Government of Canada, through the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, contributed $721,056 to the project through the National Housing Co-investment Fund.
- West Fraser Mills donated lumber, valued at $83,500, for the building.
- Through provincial investments, nearly 1,200 affordable homes have opened or are underway in the Thompson-Nicola Regional District since 2017.
Susan Swan, mayor, Village of Clinton -
"It is so exciting to see this long-awaited moving day. Seeing our seniors being able to continue living in the community means we are not losing the experience and knowledge they possess. Their families will be able to continue to visit them without having to travel to other communities. The seniors will also have social interaction with other seniors and staff as well as regular, healthy meals. I want to offer special thanks to Judy Hampton, chair of the Assisted Living Society, and her dedicated team. Clinton Creek Estates is an all-round win-win for the community!"
Ahmed Hussen, federal Minister of Housing and Diversity and Inclusion -
"Every Canadian deserves a safe and affordable place to call home. Through the National Housing Co-Investment Fund, our government is investing in affordable housing here in Clinton and across Canada to help create jobs and improve quality of life for those who need it most.
Thanks to today's announcement, seniors in Clinton now have access to affordable homes. This is the National Housing Strategy in action."
Patrick Weiler, MP for West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast-Sea to Sky Country -
"This investment will provide secure, affordable and greener housing for seniors and vulnerable groups in Clinton, allowing residents to continue living in their community and improving their quality of life. Through the National Housing Strategy, our government will continue to invest in projects that will deliver affordable housing for those who need it most, so that everyone has a safe and affordable place to call home."
A map showing the location of all announced provincially funded housing projects in B.C. is available online: https://www.bchousing.org/homes-for-BC
To learn about the steps the Province is taking to tackle the housing crisis and deliver affordable homes for British Columbians, visit: https://workingforyou.gov.bc.ca/
Ministry of Attorney General and Responsible for Housing
Clinton and District Assisted Living Society
Office of the Minister of Housing, Diversity and Inclusion
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation