Site of new affordable housing units in Maple Ridge (Google Street View)

Site of new affordable housing units in Maple Ridge (Google Street View)

Province plans to purchase new affordable rental home development in Maple Ridge

B.C. will buy a 66-unit rental home development on Saint Anne Avenue for $23.6 million

The province is building upon their portfolio of affordable housing in Maple Ridge with a recently announced plan to purchase a 66-unit rental home development.

“We know there’s a need for affordable rental homes in Maple Ridge, which is why the province is stepping in to secure this property,” said Lisa Beare, MLA for Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows, on behalf of David Eby, Attorney General and Minister Responsible for Housing.

“These 66 rental homes will make a big difference in the community, providing quality, affordable housing options for people with a range of incomes.”

The building – currently under construction – is located at 22325 Saint Anne Avenue, and will cost the province $23.6 million.

READ MORE: Report calls for more affordable housing for seniors and families in Maple Ridge

READ MORE: Maple Ridge housing rally planned for early June

Named Turnock Manor, the project includes a four-storey building, which will provide a mix of studio, one- and two-bedroom homes, and a two-unit, fully furbished heritage house. There are also 70 underground parking stalls on site.

“Securing these rental homes is an example of how our government is working to make sure everyone in the community has a secure and affordable place to call their own,” said Bob D’Eith, MLA for Maple Ridge-Mission.

“We know there is more work to do, but we are making progress with nearly 350 homes open or underway in Maple Ridge.”

The Government of Canada, through Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, is providing $6.6 million as part of the 10-year bilateral agreement under the national housing strategy between the federal government and the province, which will ensure these new homes stay affordable for people in the community.

“Our government is committed to ensuring that every Canadian has a safe and affordable place to call home,” said Ahmed Hussen, federal Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister responsible for CMHC.

“Long-term, predictable funding for housing has been needed for more than a decade. This project is receiving support through the bilateral agreement under the National Housing Strategy and brings us one step closer to our goal of building strong communities where Canadians can prosper and thrive, now and for the future.”

These new homes will be available to households with annual incomes ranging between approximately $28,400 and $68,600. Monthly rents will vary depending on unit size and tenant income.

Mayor Mike Morden said the city welcomes the ‘important’ investment.

“We look forward to collaborating with our senior government partners to expand our local housing continuum, including addressing the urgent need for affordable housing for families and seniors in our community.”


Have a story tip? Email: editor@mapleridgenews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

affordable housingmaple ridge

Just Posted

Canadian Pacific Railway’s Caboose 437115 was retired and donated to Maple Ridge in 1991. Now, it’s in need of some repairs, and the museum is looking for some people willing to help in its refurbishing. (Maple Ridge Museum/Special to The News)
LOOKING BACK: Caboose needs a new roof

Maple Ridge Museum is putting the call out to loca train lovers for some help

Grant De Patie. (The News files)
Virtual sit-in in memory of Maple Ridge gas attendant killed in 2005

Protest for stronger safety protections for late-night workers

Have an opinion you’d like to share? Submit letters to the editor through our website, via email or the postal service. (Heather Colpitts/Black Press Media)
LETTER: Pitt Meadows does not need new RCMP detachment

Local resident says the price tag is too much

Maple Ridge author Tiffany-Ann Bottcher is one of 21 authors whose real-life stories are featured in the new book Women in Business in a Changing World. (Special to The News)
Maple Ridge author shares real-life story to inspire women in business

Tiffany-Ann Bottcher, is a long-time Maple Ridge resident, a full-time business coach and blogger

People watch a car burn during a riot following game 7 of the NHL Stanley Cup final in downtown Vancouver, B.C., in this June 15, 2011 photo. There’s new evidence the Vancouver police were warned about a possible riot days before violence broke out during the final game of the Stanley Cup playoffs on June 15. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Geoff Howe
Maple Ridge residents share Vancouver Stanley Cup Riot memories

June 15th was 10th anniversary of Canucks Game 7 loss

A small pod of Pacific white-sided dolphins pass by close to shore in Campbell River June 16, 2021. Still capture from video courtesy of Kimberly Hart
VIDEO: Dolphin sunset captured from Vancouver Island shore

Spectacular setting for view of travelling pod of Pacific white-sided dolphins

Police are asking for public assistance in locating Anthony Graham who has been charged with the murders of Kamloops brothers Carlo and Erick Fryer. (RCMP photo)
2 charged, suspect at large in killings of B.C. brothers linked to gang activity: RCMP

Kamloops brothers Erick and Carlo Fryer were found deceased in May on a remote Okanagan road

UFV athletes were honoured for their strength and perseverance during the pandemic. (UFV photo)
Fraser Valley athletes recognized in year without sports

UFV Cascades athletes honoured for strength shown during the pandemic

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Albert Health Minister Tyler Shandro and Alberta Premier Jason Kenney unveil an opening sign after speaking about the Open for Summer Plan and next steps in the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, in Edmonton, Friday, June 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Alberta 1st province in Canada to lift all COVID-19 public health restrictions

70.2% of eligible citizens 12 and older in the province have received a dose of the vaccine

Fraser Health registered nurse Ramn Manan draws a dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine into a syringe at a walk-up vaccination clinic at Bear Creek Park, in Surrey, B.C., on Monday, May 17, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
‘Honour our fathers’ with COVID-19 vaccine protection, B.C. urges

109 new cases Friday, 75 per cent of 12 and up immunized

(Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Trutch Avenue in Chilliwack to be renamed to remove racist taint

New name to have Indigenous significance as Chilliwack takes new step toward reconciliation

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is seen during a joint news conference following the EU-Canada Summit, in Brussels, Belgium, Tuesday June 15, 2021. Trudeau says Canada is on track now to have 68 million doses delivered by the end of July, which is more than enough to fully vaccinate all 33.2 million Canadians over the age of 12. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Vaccine deliveries enough to fully vaccinate all eligible Canadians by end of July

Three in four eligible Canadians now have their first dose, nearly one in five fully vaccinated.

Most Read