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Thursday, December 15th, 2016
DECEMBER 2016- The Quesnel Lions Housing Society has received a boost in funding as of November 2016.
 
B.C. Housing announced $2.5 million in funding towards the project, stemming from the Province’s recent $500-million investment in affordable rental housing. B.C. Housing will offer further support to fully develop the project plans and ensure the proper rezoning and consultation is considered and confirmed before construction. The announcement was made Saturday, November 26 at the Quesnel Lions Club monthly flea market.
 
“The addition of these affordable housing units strengthens our rural towns and allows seniors to stay in the communities they know and love. I’m proud that through strong fiscal management our government was able to make such a significant investment in Cariboo-North” said MLA Coralee Oakes.
 
“We at the Quesnel Lions Club and the Quesnel Lions Housing Society are deeply honoured by the tremendous vote of confidence that the B.C. government has given our project,” said QLHS president Mitch Vik. “We’re keen to get a shovel in the ground, and get this long-awaited project underway.”
 
In addition to the B.C. Housing announcement, Vanderhoof and Districts Co-Operative Association representatives were on hand to announce a $25,000 donation to the project. The funds are the first to come from the Co-Op Association’s Community Support Fund. Naming rights to the common room of the new building will be assigned to Vanderhoof and Districts Co-Operative Association through the QLHS naming rights program.
 
The project has also received over $70,000 through individual donations to the Brick Program, as of December 2016. Any additional funds raised will further reduce the mortgage allowing for decreased rents.
 
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Contact: Mitch Vik, President, QLHS.  Cell 250 983 6784
 
Quesnel Lions Housing Society
PO Box 4535
Quesnel BC V2J 3J8
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