Board of directors and staff of Yellowhead Community Services take a tour of the new affordable housing building site on Park Drive. (L-r) Jackie Enfield (finance) directors Louise Weaver (chairperson) Lois McInnis, Debbie Rainer (treasurer) Joanne Stokes (vice chair) Shirley Frost and Jack Keough (executive director). Photo submitted

Clearwater affordable housing project update

Staff of Yellowhead Community Services enjoyed a tour of the new affordable housing building site

  • Nov. 28, 2018 1:30 a.m.

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Board of directors and staff of Yellowhead Community Services (YCS) recently enjoyed a quick tour of the new affordable housing building site.

The 26 unit building on Park Drive will also house Work BC Employment Services on the first floor, and is a major capital project YCS has been working toward for several years.

The provision of additional housing for those in need, at an affordable price, was identified as a key priority in 2014 during strategic planning.

Jackie Enfiel, manager of finance and administration for YCS, said it’s exciting to see the dream now a reality with the generous support and assistance of BC Housing, District of Clearwater, Wells Gray Community Forests and other key partners.

YCS is very encouraged by the interest expressed, she added, and the many enquiries to lease space in the new building it’s had to date, but wish to communicate to the public there is no waitlist being kept.

The application process will begin closer to the occupancy date, in the new year. The building is scheduled to be completed in late June 2019, barring any unforeseen delays.

A notice to the public will be shared regarding application details well in advance of occupancy for those considering a rental unit.

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