Victoria Tackles Affordable Housing Issue

Here’s a report from the Victoria Times-Colonist on the city’s recent purchase of two motels that had formerly been in receivership to provide housing for low-income residents.

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2 thoughts on “Victoria Tackles Affordable Housing Issue”

  1. Excellent story of the City of Victoria buying existing buildings to convert to low-income housing. Any ideas what buildings here in Regina the City should look at?

  2. Carle would probably propose the Plains Hotel be converted, but I think it’s too late for that. The motels being in receivership probably made the idea more feasible from the city’s perspective. As spaces configured for daily living already, they are presumably more adaptable for residential use than an empty office building would be. Although it should still be more cost effective to renovate the latter than build new.

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