housing

The City of Fernie is pleased to announce $19 million in provincial and federal funding has been secured for a Provincial Pilot Project to create 100 new child care spaces and approximately 27 units of housing, prioritized for early childhood educators (ECEs). 

The RDEK Electoral Area Housing Needs Report will be presented to the community during an  information session next week. 

“We are excited to be able to share the key findings from the Housing Needs Report, talk about  some of the trends observed across the region and answer questions from attendees,” explains  Planning Coordinator, Karen MacLeod.  

Forty-nine. For a small community like Fernie, 49 new affordable places to live is a significant number. “I’m hoping it will fill a lot of the need,” says Gayle Vallance, President of the Fernie Family Housing Society, which is leading the development.

With move-in anticipated for spring 2022, North End Court will include a 35-unit apartment building and 14-unit townhouse complex. Located near schools and the hospital, these will offer a range of sizes, from one to three bedrooms, geared for families, seniors and individuals with low to moderate incomes.

Following several months of engagement, a new report has been released summarizing the results of the consultation for the Regional District of East Kootenay’s Housing Needs Assessment.

More than 2,400 new affordable rental homes are coming for people with moderate and low incomes in 39 communities throughout the province.

The Columbia Basin Trust is providing $2.5 Million towards 114 New Affordable Housing Units in Aq’am, Fruitvale, Kaslo, New Denver, Sparwood and Valemount.

Columbia Basin Trust is providing nearly $1.5 million to help build 118 new affordable housing units in Cranbrook, Fernie, Nelson, Trail and Valemount.

Event Date(s): 
Thursday, January 25, 2018
Time: 
10:00am - 12:00pm

A community discussion about housing. All interested parties are invited and welcome to attend. 

The Fernie Chamber of Commerce is looking to understand the current housing situation in Fernie based on the City of Fernie's recently updated housing strategy, to hear more about solutions and options from other communities, and to learn about funding opportunities to communities and developers.

People struggling to find an affordable place to live in the Columbia Basin region will have access to new affordable rental housing, thanks to a partnership announced today between the B.C. government and the Columbia Basin Trust.