Renovations are under way at Lilac Terrace, which will provide an additional 12 units of affordable housing for seniors with low to moderate incomes in Sparwood. The project is being spearheaded by the Elk Valley Seniors Housing Society and supported by the Trust and the governments of Canada and BC through the Affordable Rental Housing initiative.
The newly expanded Lilac Terrace will soon offer 42 units for seniors with low to moderate incomes. The facility provides a safe environment for seniors to live independently while benefiting from meal services, community programming and both palliative and respite care services when needed. Renovations are scheduled to be completed by early 2016.
“The Elk Valley Seniors Housing Society identified an opportunity to improve the lives of local seniors, and we’re pleased we were able to partner with the federal and provincial governments to help them take action,” said Neil Muth, Columbia Basin Trust President and CEO. “The Trust is committed to supporting initiatives that strengthen the well-being of our communities, and this affordable housing project provides a solid example.”
This follows the recent addition of affordable housing for individuals and families with low to moderate incomes in Fernie. Funding from the Trust and the governments of Canada and BC allowed the Elk Valley Family Society to acquire 12 two-bedroom units of affordable rental housing in the 45-unit Veneto Place development.