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 THE GOVERNMENT OF
THE PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING VICTORIA
January 1, 1975
The Honourable
Walter S. Owen, Q.C, LL.D.,
Lieutenant-Governor of the Province
of British Columbia.
MAY IT PLEASE YOUR HONOUR:
I respectfully submit the First Annual Report
of the Department of Housing.
Yours very truly,
Lome Nicolson,
Minister of Housing
 THE GOVERNMENT OF
THE PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING
VICTORIA
January 1, 1975
The Honourable
Lome Nicolson,
Minister of Housing,
Parliament Buildings,
VICTORIA, B.C.
Sir:
I have the honour to submit the First Annual Report
of the Department of Housing.
Yours very truly
George Chatterton,
Associate Deputy Minister
of Housing
 THE GOVERNMENT OF
THE PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING
First
Annual Re
• it
rt
of the Department
of Housing
For the year
ended December 31, 1974
The Honourable Lome Nicolson,
Minister
Printed by K. M. MacDonald,
printer to the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty
in right of the Province
of British Columbia
1975
 HHHH^HHHHV; contents SHHjjjJI
uln any civilized
society adequate
housing must be
regarded as a
social right.
It must not only
appear to be
available, it must
be within reach of
even a modest
income/'
New Directions    	
Development Assistance (Chart)    	
Financial Assistance (Chart)    	
Residential Land Lease Program    	
Leasehold Mortgage Loans     	
Home Conversion Mortgage Loans    	
Provincial Home Acquisition Grants    	
Renters'Resource Grants    	
Rental Information Service Grants    	
Non-profit Senior Citizens' Housing     	
Proposal Call Program    	
Summary
Expenditures/Rental Housing (Graph)          <
Expenditures/Senior Citizen Housing (Graph) •
PROJECTS
Abbotsford 19     Granisle 26      PortCoquitlam..
Alert Bay 19      Golden 26       Port Edward	
Burnaby 19      Gold River 26        Port Hardy	
Burns Lake         21      Hudson's Hope .26       Port McNeill ....
Campbell River 22     Kamloops 26       Port Moody	
Capital Region ..22     Kelowna 27       Powell River	
Castlegar 22      Keremeos 27       PrinceGeorge...
Central Saanich..22     Kimberley 27       Prince Rupert....
Chase 22     Kitimat 27       Princeton	
Chetwynd 22     Ladysmith 27      Quesnel	
Chilliwack 23      Langley 27       Revelstoke	
Chilliwhack 23     Lillooet 27       Richmond	
Columbia-                   Lumby 28      Rossland	
Shuswap 23      Mackenzie 28      Saanich	
Coquitlam 23     Maple Ridge 28      Smithers	
Courtenay 24     Matsqui 28      Sydney	
Cranbrook 24     McBride 28      Sparwood	
Creston 24     Merritt 28      Squamish	
Cumberland 24     Mission 28      Surrey	
Delta 24     Montrose 28      Trail	
Duncan 26      Nakusp 28      Terrace	
East Kootenay....26      Nanaimo 28       Vancouver	
Elkford 26      Nelson 28      Vanderhoof	
Fort Nelson 26      N. Westminster 29      Vernon	
Fort St. John 26      North Van 29      Victoria	
Fort St. James ....26      Oak Bay  30      West Van	
Fraser Lake 26      Pitt Meadows ....30      White Rock	
Fruitvale 26      Penticton 31        Williams Lake...
Grand Forks 26      PortAlberni 31
 slew
Erections
i/landate
On November 15, 1973, Canada's first
rovincial Department of Housing was
stablished in British Columbia by
roclamation of the Department of Housing
ct.
The department's mandate was forth-
ght: "to supervise, acquire, develop,
laintain, improve, and dispose of housing
i the province" and to perform other duties
ssigned by cabinet.
Situation
This task was undertaken in a time of
ampant inflation in land and construction
osts and steeply rising interest rates
iroughout North America. With the
emoval of federal tax shelters, private
-ivestment in rental accommodation dried
p at the same time as demand for
wellings multiplied due to disproportion-
tely large increases in migration to
Iritish Columbia.
Resource-rich British Columbia did not
scape the pangs of these unpredictable
conomic and social forces. And the
ousing sector was one of their victims.
Immediate action was needed ... and
aken.
\ction
'S
The creation of the ministry of housing
as the first step. Next came the
stablishment of the new department and
an allocation of $75,592,000 in the
1974-75 provincial budget.
For land assembly and servicing,
neighbourhood improvement, and cooperative and family rental housing, the
Housing Fund was established. It replaced
the $10-million Housing Incentive Fund.
The unexpended balance from this fund
plus additional advances raised the Housing
Fund to $20 million in 1974. Another $50
million was added by the 1974-75
provincial budget.
Ten million dollars were allocated in
1974 for senior citizens' self-contained and
hostel accommodation along with $2
million for personal and intermediate care
facilities. The department also had the use
of the balance of the $5-million "housing
and redevelopment vote" of the
Department of Municipal Affairs up to
March 31,1974. The $220-million
The Honourable Lome Nicolson
Minister of Housing
 Provincial Home Acquisition Fund received
$40 million more in 1974 to help provide
first mortgages on leased land and home
conversion loans, besides the home
acquisition grants and second mortgage
loans financed by this fund.
An aggressive start was made in the
development of an enviable social housing
sector with emphasis on meeting the
immediate needs of persons of inadequate
incomes, senior citizens, and families.
By the end of 1974, the provincial
housing ministry, with all its housing and
mortgage programs, was involved in
financing over two-thirds of the housing
starts in British Columbia, in one way or
another.
While the construction of housing
required a long lead time, there were substantial completions during the department's first year.
A random sampling would show rental
units were completed in the Districts of
Burnaby and Surrey, in the Cities of Port
Alberni and Vancouver and in the Town of
Fort St. John. Residential subdivisions were
developed in the District of Mackenzie am
the Cities of Prince Rupert and Revelstoke.
Nearing completion were subdivisions in
Fort Nelson and Nakusp. And in the area c
par value co-operative housing, Rochdale
Place in Victoria was completed and
occupied.
Specifically, the department assisted in
the creation of 2,052 units of social
housing. This included 310 provincial
family rental units, 584 provincial senior
citizens' rental units, 447 non-profit senior
citizens' units, 419 special care beds, and
292 par value co-operative units.
By year's end, some 15,622 units of
social housing were also under
construction or in the planning stages:
6,704 provincial family rental units, 2,244
provincial senior citizens' units, 2,523
non-profit senior citizens' units, 1,825
non-profit special care beds, 2,252 par
value co-operative units, and 74 building
co-operative homes.
The department also developed 845 lots
in residential subdivisions and 10 mobile
home pads. Another 1,549 residential lots
and 804 spaces for mobile homes were in
the development and planning stages.
 Development
Assistance
The Department of Housing extends directly
md indirectly assistance in the planning
md construction of new housing units.
Leasing of serviced land
Planning and construction through
Dunhill Development Corporation Ltd.
Construction projects involving
other levels of government
Planning and architectural assistance
Urban
renewal and
neighbourhood
improvement
projects
Mobile
home parks/
subdivisions
remote area
housing
 Financial
Assistance
The Department of Housing extends
financial assistance through a variety of programs,
which are indicated on this chart.
Home-owners
Tenants
Co-operatives
Municipalities
Non-profit societies
 Organization
Obviously, none of this could have been
achieved without the backing of a strong
and efficient department.
At the end of the year, district offices were
planned for Cranbrook, Kelowna, Prince
George, Vancouver, and Victoria.
For several years before the new
department was established, the province's
aousing programs were administered by
/arious departments. These programs, and
he staff that administered them, have now
3een consolidated from the departments of
inance, Provincial Secretary, and
Vlunicipal Affairs. Additional professionals
lave been recruited to get the new and
expanding programs implemented.
To expedite matters, on January 10, 1974,
he department acquired Dunhill
Development Corporation Limited*, a
British Columbia company with an
xcellent reputation in the building
Jevelopment and construction field. This
icquisition provided the department with
in immediate source of experienced
management, construction and
Jevelopment talent.
The British Columbia Housing Management Commission, the agency that manages
government-owned rental units, was
econstituted with a fresh mandate. The
eorganization involved a decentralization
yx the management with an emphasis on
mproved communication with tenants and
ncreased maintenance capability. The
A copy of the '74 Dunhill Annual Report may be obtained by
writing to Dunhill Development Corporation Ltd., 123 East 15th
Street, North Vancouver.
commission had a portfolio of 4,215
federal-provincial and 601 provincial rental
units, as of December 31,1974.
The commission's new directions also
include the implementation of an
innovative rent supplement program
proposed by the department and shared
with the federal government.
Considerable emphasis was given to
drafting new housing legislation,
developing and implementing new
programs, and overseeing the production of
new housing units ... all this while the
department was being organized,
relationship with Dunhill was being
established, and the commission was being
reorganized and given new directions.
Responsibility
Thus, for the first time in the history of
British Columbia, the provincial government assumed a meaningful responsibility
for the provision of adequate and
reasonably- priced housing for residents of
the province.
 Land
Assembly
and
Servicing
Working
with Municipalities
Recognizing the shortage of serviced land
as the basic reason for inflated land prices,
top priority was given to land assembly and
servicing. To this end, the $10 million
Housing Incentive Fund was established on
March 31,1973 to ensure an orderly supply
of reasonably-priced land.
The department has now assembled
approximately 5,510 acres (2,230 hectares)
throughout the province. This includes
2,600 acres (1,052) hectares acquired for
the proposed new community on Burke
Mountain in the District of Coquitlam,
1,136 acres (460 hectares) in the Highlands
in the Capital Region District, and 750 acres
(303.5 hectares) of the Blair Rifle Range in
the District of North Vancouver, the latter in
conjunction with Central Mortgage and
Housing Corporation.
The balance of land is made up of some
20 parcels of land of various sizes for
special uses, such as for co-operative and
senior citizens' housing.
By substantially increasing the supply of
serviced land, it is hoped that land prices on
the market will be stabilized.
The department, under Section 215 A of thi
Municipal Act, entered into agreements for
servicing municipal and privately-owned
lands within municipal development areas
A unique agreement was negotiated with
the City of Port Moody for the developmen
of a new residential community on the city
North Shore slopes. The accord will assist i
the development of some 625 acres (252.9
hectares) of city-owned land to eventually
accommodate a population of 16,900.
Bridge-financing of municipal housing
projects was extended to the City of
Penticton and other municipalities.
Programs being conducted in close
liaison with municipalities are the
construction of rental housing units througi
the proposal call method, neighbourhood
improvement, development of subdivisions
and mobile home parks, provincial rental
housing, and rental information service.
Larry Bell,
Director of Program
Planning & Research
George Chatterton,
Associate Deputy Ministei
 forking
with Consumers
Residential Land Lease
Program:
A new concept introduced by the
department to tackle the high cost of
serviced land from another front is the land
ease program. It benefits the builder and
ouyer.
The department leases individual lots of
and to families to lower the cost of owning
a home where it is developing subdivisions
through land assembly or on Crown lands.
Under the new Leasehold and Conversion
Mortgage Loan Act, these lots are leased at
Qelow market value to a qualified purchaser
by means of a 99-year lease that requires a
full payment of the department's price, or a
60-year lease that has a low rental rate but
no lease rent payable for the first year.
Leasehold subdivisions have been
developed in Fort Nelson, Chetwynd,
rince George, Williams Lake, Kamloops,
and Coquitlam. There have been 376
eases issued.
Leasehold Mortgage Loans:
To encourage families to build their own
homes on leased land, leasehold mortgage
loans were made available up to a
maximum of $30,000, at rates below the
Tiarket. The first mortgage of 95 per cent of
he value of the home has a 10 percent
nterest rate.
Low income families can apply for a
educed rate, calculated so that payments
do not exceed 25 percent of the family's
djusted income (total annual family
ncome minus $1,000 per annum for a
Meadowbrook Village, Coquitlam. Leasehold with the housing
financed through the Leasehold Mortgage Program.
working spouse). The interest rate can be
reduced to as low as five per cent by way of
a FREE LOAN.
The FREE LOAN bears no interest, but is
repayable on sale of the dwelling or
assignment of the lease — except for a
forgiveness of one third of the FREE LOAN
or $25 a month, whichever is less.
There were 219 applications for the first
mortgage loans during the first two months
(November and December) that the
program was operational and 162 loans
were approved. The total value committed
was $4,395,260.
 Working
with Consumers
Home Conversion Mortgage
Loans:
To increase rental accommodation and
residential densities in large urban areas
without disrupting neighbourhoods with
comprehensive redevelopment, the
department unveiled a home conversion
mortgage loan program. The department
offered a loan of up to $12,000 for the first
new rental unit created in a duplex or
multiple dwelling and $6,000 for each
additional unit. The interest rate is 8 per
cent if the loan is secured by a first mortage
and 9 per cent if secured by a second
mortage.
The loans were made available initially
to homeowners in Vancouver, Burnaby and
New Westminster. Many home-owners
were obviously interested in converting
their dwellings as the department received
1,076 enquiries about the program.
Rigid municipal zoning and building
by-laws were, however, major obstacles
and only 1 7 applications for the loans were
approved. Value committed was $258,000.
Provincial Home Acquisition
Grants and Loans:
The Provincial Home Acquisition Grant
and Loan program also serves as a catalyst
in the production of new homes through
home-ownership.
The department offers: a"grant of up to
$1,000 or a second mortgage loan of
$5,000 for a new dwelling; and a grant of
Howard Nuttall
Assistant Director of
Community Affairs
Martin Thomas
Assistant Director of
Development
Lou Marcoux
Assistant Director of
Technical Services
jim May
Assistant Director of
Land Acquisition
1?
 5500 or a second mortgage loan of $2,500
or an older dwelling to persons who have
)een living and renting respectively in
British Columbia for two years before the
Jate of purchase.
Benefits of this program were extended in
1973 to Indians living on a reserve and to
nobile home-owners in a mobile home
)ark.
Amendments in 1974 removed the
Jeductions of previously received
Provincial Home-Owner Grants from the
naximum $500 grant available to renters
)n purchasing an older home. Residency
equirements were also broadened for new
lome purchases.
Since its inception, $180 million has
>een appropriated to administer this fund.
Ks of December 31,1974, approximately
>64.5 million has been appproved for
04,415 housing grants and $224.3 million
or 59,508 second mortgage loans. There
vere 44,557 second mortgage loans in
effect with a principal balance outstanding
tf $156,728,934.
Monthly average applications in 1974
eflected the financial climate. The lack of
ivailable first mortgage funds and the high
nterest rate of these mortgages slowed
town both house sales and construction.
This directly affected mortgage and grant
ipplications.
Harry Rounds
Director of Finance
There were 33,154 applications made
during the year, or an average of 2,768 per
month. A slight easing of mortgage funds in
the last three months increased applications
by approximately 10 per cent.
Provincial Home-Owner
Grant and School Property Tax
Removal and Resource Grant:
The department took over the administration of the Provincial Home-Owner
Grant. In 1974, the grant was augmented by
the School Tax Removal and Resource
Grant of a minimum of $30 and up to $40 to
all home-owners. This new grant was 20 per
cent of the amount by which school taxes
exceeded the Provincial Home-Owner
Grant in 1974.
I Marion Price
Office Manager
Ronald Messent
Assistant Director
of Finance
Fred Berg
Director of
Leasehold & Conversion
Mortgages
13
 Working
with Consumers
Renters' Resource Grant:
Under the new Renters' Resource Grant
Act, grants for senior citizens were
increased to $80 and a grant of $30 was
provided for all other tenants meeting the
eligibility requirements. As of December
31,1974, 54,689 — $80 grants and 93,774
— $30 grants have been approved for a
value of $7,188,340.
Rental Information Service
Grants:
Another new program made grants
available to rental information services
operated by a regional district,
municipality, or non-profit society. The
annual grant is up to 15 cents per capita and
is intended to cover the deficits of rental
information service. Only the City of
Vancouver and the District of Burnaby have
applied for and received the grant.
 forking
with Co-operatives
Housing Co-operatives:
Due to inflated land costs, spiralling
construction costs, and abnormal interest
rates, few wage earners in British Columbia
can afford a house today.
The department has therefore placed
heavy emphasis on housing co-operatives
as it is a most satisfactory and fulfilling
way of providing good and adequate
housing at a reasonable price. Co-operative
housing subscribes to the principle that
housing is for shelter, not profit.
Provincial assistance includes:
Purchase of land for co-operatives or
preference in the disposition of Crown
land.
A land lease at 4 per cent of market
value with the first payment due 12
months after execution of the lease.
A high-impact grant of up to 10 percent
of the construction cost is extended in
special cases to lower rents for a period
of not less than five years and not more
than 10 years.
Funds for deposits and rent supplements
for low-income residents.
Interim financing pending mortgage
advances from Central Mortgage and
Housing Corporation.
In the department's first year, some 20
new co-operatives were organized with the
assistance of the department.
A grant of $160,000 was also extended to
the United Housing Foundation, a
non-profit organization established in 1972
to promote the development of housing
co-operatives. The foundation provides
reliable technical guidance to groups
intending to form co-operatives.
Building Co-operatives:
To assist and encourage individual
citizens to build homes with their own
labour, the department launched a
co-operative building program. Provincial
assistance includes consultant services,
leasing of serviced lots, and individual
leasehold mortgages. Building
co-operatives are now progressing in
Revelstoke, Squamish and Victoria.
15
 Working
with Non-profit
Societies
Non-Profit Senior Citizens'
Housing:
British Columbia has one of the highest
proportions of elderly residents i n Canada
and this creates an unusually strong
demand for various types of senior citizen
housing.
To encourage non-profit organizations
such as service clubs, churches, ethnic and
other groups to provide housing for senior
citizens, the department provides support
both in construction and management
including:
• Grants of up to one-third of capital costs
for self-contained home developments.
• Grants of 35 per cent for boarding
residents and facilities offering special
care to occupants.
,>*-
•    Purchase of suitable sites, if necessary,
and transfer of title when mortgage is
approved and purchase price is
refunded to the department.
To encourage municipalities to support
senior citizens' housing, the Municipal Act\
was amended to remove the obligatory
municipal tax exemption for new
developments approved after April 1, 1974
Municipalities are now able to subject these
projects to real property taxes for the first
time.
To further reduce rents, the province has
offered to share rent supplement with
Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation
so that senior citizens would not pay more
than 25 per cent of their income on rent.
The $10 million allocated for the year for
senior citizens' self-contained and hostel
accommodation plus the $2 million for
personal and intermediate care facilities
was more than double the amount in any
previous year.
Senior Citizens' Housing,
Vancouver.
1A
 Working
with Builders
Working
with the
Federal Government
Proposal Call Program:
Private builders have approximately
2,000 units under construction or in the
negotiation stage under this program.
The department assists builders, large and
small, by providing interim financing and
obtaining municipal approval for the
construction of ground-oriented family
accommodation on the builder's own land.
When the development is complete, it is
purchased with a fair return to the builders
for their investment. The units generated by
this program are rented under the auspices
of the British Columbia Housing
Management Commission.
Liaison/Federal Government:
Many of the department's projects, such
as land acquisition and servicing, new
subdivisions, family rental units and senior
citizens' housing, involve Central Mortgage
and Housing Corporation funding.
The department has a close liaison with
Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation
and is involved, financially, in such other
programs as remote area housing,
neighbourhood improvement, and joint
management of rental units through the
commission.
Federal-Provincial Housing,
Vancouver.
Proposal Call Housing,
Squamish.
17
 Key to Projects
During its first year of operation, the Department of Housing was involved in 258 projects of varying
types and size. The Key indicates the nature of each project and the degree of the department's
involvement.
Due to the nature of planning and construction procedures, some of the figures may be already
outdated at time of printing, i.e. number of units and value may have somewhat changed, and projects
termed "under construction" may be completed.
A# New community. Land acquisition,
environmental studies, and conceptual planning
for a totally new community, or satellite town, that
will absorb a large population.
BD  New neighbourhoods. Land acquisition,
conceptual planning, design, servicing and
construction of a significant number of dwelling
units that would require additional recreational,
educational, commercial and other urban faci lities.
C# Development of new subdivision by a
federal-provincial partnership with capital costs,
profits, and losses shared on a 75 per cent (federal)
and 25 per cent (provincial) basis.
UQ Development of new subdivisions by the
department with the federal government providing
up to a 90 per cent first mortgage loan.
E ■ Land assembly and banking by the
department for future housing developments.
F ► Interim-financing extended to municipalities
by the department to assist in housing projects.
G A Construction of family rental units by the
department with the federal government providing
up to a 90 per cent first mortgage loan.
H A Construction of family rental units by a
federal-provincial partnership with capital costs,
profits, and losses shared on a 75 per cent (federal)
and 25 per cent (provincial) basis.
I ▲ Rental units built by a federal-provincial-
municipal partnership with capital costs, profits,
and losses shared on a 75 per cent (federal), 12.5
percent (provincial), and 12.5 per cent (municipal)
basis. The units are managed by British Columbia
Housing Management Commission.
K ▲ Rental units built by the department and
managed by British Columbia Housing
Management Commission.
L • Land leasing and interim financing to
non-profit societies.
Ma Land acquisition and leasing to par value
co-operatives at 4 per cent of market value with the
ground rent payable only after the development is
occupied. The department also provides "high
impact" grants of up to 10 per cent of the
construction costs paid over the initial five-to-ten
years to reduce rents; funds for deposits and rent
supplements for low-income residents; and interim
financing.
N A Construction of units by building
co-operatives with the department providing
consultant services, leasing of serviced lots, interim
financing, and a leasehold mortgage.
O ■ Construction of senior citizens' units by a
federal-provincial partnership with capital costs,
profits, and losses shared on a 75 per cent (federal)
and 25 per cent (provincial) basis.
P ■ Construction of senior citizens' units by the
department with the federal government providing
up to a 90 per cent first mortgage loan.
Q ■ Construction of senior citizens units by a
non-profit organization with the department
providing grants of one third or 35 per cent of
approved capital costs depending upon whether
the units are self-contained or hostel; purchase of
site, if necessary, and transfer of title when
mortgage is approved and purchase price is
refunded to the department.
R ■ Construction of special care homes by a
non-profit organization with the department
providing grants of 35 per cent of approved capital
costs; purchase of site, if necessary, and transfer of
title when mortgage is approved and purchase price
is refunded to the department; or land lease at eight
per cent of cost.
S • Specified municipal projects that are being
partially funded by federal-provincial grants and
loans under the neighbourhood improvement
program.
I   D Development of new mobile home parks by
the department.
U n Development of new mobile home
subdivisions by the department.
V A Urban renewal projects with costs shared on a
federal-provincial-municipal basis.
WO Remote area housing constructed by
non-status Indians through federal-provincial
financing on a 75 per cent (federal) and 25 per cent
(provincial) basis.
Y □ Acquisition of land and buildings to increase
housing units.
18
 Abbotsford
Alert Bay
Alert Bay
Burnaby
Abbotsford
G A On McKenzie, 38
townhouses on 2.8 acres (1.13
hectares) are planned.
G A On Nelson, 24 townhouses
on 1.83 acres (0.74 hectare) will
&e built.
Q ■ 94 units have been
proposed by the Alliance
Benevolent Society.
Alert Bay
C» On Cedar, 9 lots on 1.38
acres (0.56 hectares) are being
developed and 21 lots on 4.71
acres (1.91 hectares) are planned.
Both sites were acquired from the
t/illage.
WO 6 units are under
instruction with the British
;on
Columbia Association of
Non-Status Indians as the
contractor.
Burnaby
B • On Burnaby Mountain,
1,400 units on 200 acres (80.94
hectares) are planned. The
comprehensive development will
incorporate a variety of unit types
together with recreation facilities,
schools and shopping.
B • On Government,
construction of 568 units on
18.97 acres (7.7 hectares) is
planned for 1975. This project
consists of two high-rise towers
with 352 units for senior citizens'
housing. 216 will be three-storey
cluster homes and courtyard
family-type units.
VA On Hastings, the
department is participating in
urban renewal projects through
financial shared-contribution.
B • At Simon Fraser Hills
construction of some 426 units on
18.21 acres (7.37 hectares)
should start in 1975 on two sites:
a) Lake City East Site Five: A
144-unithighrise within the park
setting, and b) Centaurus Circle
and Lake City East Site Two: a
unique concept in urban family
dwelling incorporated for 282
units.
M A At Simon Fraser Hills,
(Centaurus Circle), 24 units are
under construction
(demonstration project). The land
is being leased to the Norman
Bethune Co-operative.
Simon Fraser Hills, Burnaby. Innovative Terraced Housing.
 Burnaby
Model and plans of Simon Fraser Hills Co-operative Project, Burnaby
Burnaby Mayor Tom W. Constable with Housing Minister
Lome Nicolson at the Norman Bethune Co-operative,Simon
Fraser Hills, Burnaby.
 P ■ At 6077 Kingsway, 125
units are under construction. The
Casa Loma Apartments were
purchased for senior citizens'
housing.
Q A On Irmin and McPherson, 6
units have been completed and
occupied. The land was
purchased from the municipality.
G A On Lister, 16 units on 2
acres (0.81 hectare) have been
completed and occupied.
A At 1850 Rosser, a 296-bed
personal care home on 1.15 acres
(0.46 hectare) has been occupied.
The 18-storey vBrentwood House'
was purchased and is now under
the management of British
Columbia Housing Management
Commission.
Ob On Kingsway and Edmonds,
117-units on 0.77 acre (0.31
hectare) are planned (Phase II).
Land title is with the department.
Q ii 102 units have been
proposed by the Imperial Order
Daughters of the Empire.
Qb 56 units have been
proposed by the Swedish
Canadian Society.
R ■ At 1436 Canada Way, an
82-bed home is under
construction. Sponsor: Finnish
Canadian Rest Home
Association. Provincial grant:
$483,175.
R ■ At 7200 Rosewood Street, a
295-bed home is under
construction. Sponsor: New Vista
Society.
Provincial grant: $1.18 million.
R ■ At 4916 Canada Way, a
97-bed home has been
completed. Sponsor: Danish Old
People's Home Society.
Provincial grant: see next item.
Qb At 4916 Canada Way, 12
units have been completed.
Sponsor: Danish Old People's
Home Society. Provincial grant:
$393,750 (for both the projects).
The department made a
grant of $18,626.67 to the district
to cover the deficit of rental
information service.
Burns Lake
T D On Centre and 10th, 55
pads on part of 75.9 acres (30.7
hectares), are planned on land
acquired by the department. A
sewer and water scheme is being
studied.
D      56 lots on part of site on
Centre and 10th, are planned.
Ga Two apartment buildings
with a total of 40 units on 5.88
acres (2.38 hectares) are planned.
Family Rental
Units, Lister,
Burnaby.
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 Campbell
River
Capital Region Castlegar
District Central Saanich
Chase
Chetwynd
Campbell River Capital Region
G A On the Island Highway, 30       DlStflCt
townhouse units on 2.3 acres _
(0.93 hectare) are planned. E ■ ln the Highlands 1,136
acres (460.1 hectares) have been
E B 2.03 acres (0.82 hectare) acquired.
have been acquired. ,_ _  ,   „  , . ,    . „„
b B In Colwood-Langford, 225.6
QB On 14th, 41 units are under      acres (91.3 hectares) have been
construction.Sponsonjohn Perkins,   acquired.
Memorial Housing Society.
Provincial grant: $241,000.
Castlegar
A Adjacent to Selkirk College,
a 60-unit facility is under
construction.
Central Saanich
QB  At 7601 East Saanich Road,
67 units are under construction.
Sponsor: Royal Canadian Legion
South Vancouver Island Zone
Society. Provincial grant:
$376,176.
Chase
O B Between Haldane and
Wilson, 30 units on 1.25 acres
(0.51 hectare) are planned.
Chetwynd
D# Northeast of village, 44 lots
have been completed and 64 lots
are being considered.
oo
 Chilliwack
Chilliwhack
Columbia-
Shuswap
Coquitlam
c
hilliwack
R B A 60-bed facility is being
proposed by the Chilliwack
Hospital Society.
Chilliwhack
Q B On 1 st and Garden, 38 units
are under construction. Sponsor:
Pentecostal Senior Citizens'
Housing Society. Provincial
grant: $189,826.
QB 20 units have been
proposed by the Eden Mennonite
Society.
N A An addition to an existing
housing project has been
proposed by the Cheam
Co-operative.
Columbia-Shuswap
Regional District
Q B At Sicamous, 28 units have
been planned by the Eagle Valley
Senior Citizens' Housing Society.
Coquitlam
A* On Burke Mountain, 2,600
acres (1,052 hectares) of land has
been acquired. The "new
community" is in the early
planning stage. This development
will have a potential of providing
20,000 new homes for
approximately 70,000 people.
There will be recreational
facilities, parks, schools,
shopping, transit and other
services necessary for a modern
urban environment.
Meadowbrook Village. Innovative
Zero-lot-line Subdivision Coquitlam.
Coquitlam Mayor jim L. Tonn with
Housing Minister Lome Nicolson at
Meadowbrook Village, Coquitlam.
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 Coquitlam
Courtenay
Cranbrook
Creston
Cumberland
Delta
B • In the Riverview area, 3,300
units ae being planned for 500
acres (202.35 hectares), of which
315 acres (127.48 hectares) are
owned by the Crown and 185
acres by the district. The
proposed development is in the
final planning stage and
construction is scheduled for
1975. There will be a complete
range of housing types and urban
services. The new community
will take advantage of the
growing employment base in the
Coquitlam area and the proposed
regional town centre.
D • One block west of
Lougheed on the Dewdney Trunk
Road, 176 units on 19 acres (7.69
hectares) are under construction.
Some units have already been
occupied. Meadowbrook Village
is a zero-lot-line subdivision with
single-family homes. It was
purchased under the proposal
Call program. The land is leased
and financing is through the
department's leasehold mortgage
program.
Ma  At 530 Smith, 1.25 acres
(0.51 hectare) have been
acquired and will be leased to a
co-operative.
SB AtMaillardville, a
neighbourhood improvement
program is being implemented.
Provincial grant: $125,000.
Courtenay
M A On Stewart and Fifth, 38
townhouse units on 2.64 acres
(1.07 hectares) are planned. The
land may be leased to the
Courtenay Co-operative Housing
Association.
Qb A 14-unit addition to their
existing housing is being
proposed by the Comox Valley
Kiwanis Village Society.
E B 0.8 acre (0.32 hectare) has
been acquired for senior citizens'
housing.
Cranbrook
H A On 20th and 2nd South, 8
units, 2 fourplexes, are under
costruction.
H A On 4th North, 5 single-units
are under construction.
H A On 14th South, 11 family
row houses are under
construction.
H A At scattered locations, 20
units are under construction.
Mines Minister Leo Nimsick,
Housing Minister Lome Nicolson and
Cranbrook Mayor Ty Colger at the
opening of rental units in Cranbrook.
Creston
E B On Ibbotson, 22 acres (8.9
hectares) are being assembled.
Housing Minister Lome Nicolson
with Creston Mayor Elidio Salvador.
Cumberland
C% On Ullverson and
Windermere, 82 lots on 18.13
acres (7.34 hectares) are planned
on land acquired by the
department.
Qb On Dunsmuir, 18 units
have been completed. Sponsor:
Cumberland Senior Citizens'
Housing Society.
Delta
V A At Ladner, the department is
participating in urban renewal
projects through financial
shared-contribution.
~"
 Proposed Housing Types, Riverview Area,
Coquitlam.
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25
 Duncan
East-
Kootenay
Elkford
Fort Nelson
Fort St. John Granisle
Fort St. James Golden
Fraser Lake Gold River
Fruitvale Hudson's Hoi
Grand Forks Kamloops
Duncan
Q B At 279 Evans and Boundary,
132 units on 0.53 acre (0.21
hectare) have been proposed by
the Duncan Housing Society.
S • Around Centennial Park, a
neighbourhood improvement
program is being implemented.
Provincial grant: $62,500.
East Kootenay
Regional District
V A At Sparwood, the
department is participating in
urban renewal projects through
financial shared-contribution.
Elkford
U □ West of Fording Drive, 1 60
lots, 16 duplex lots units are on 2
acres (0.81 hectare).
Fort Nelson
U □ At the east end of the
village, development of 156 lots
on 131.65 acres (53.28 hectares)
is nearing completion. 16 lots
have already been leased.
WO 12 units are under
construction with the British
Columbia Association of
Non-Status Indians as the
contractor.
Fort St. John
O B On 102nd, 40 units have
been completed and occupied.
R      A 50-bed home has been
proposed by the Lutheran Project
Development Society.
Fort St. James
E  B On 3rd, 5 lots have been
acquired.
Fraser Lake
E  B 124 acres (50.18 hectares)
have been acquired.
Fruitvale
Q B24 units have been
proposed by the Beaver Valley
Manor Society.
Grand Forks
E B25 acres (10.12 hectares)
are being assembled.
Granisle
T □ At the southwest corner of
the village, 59 pads on 25 acres
(10.12 hectares) are under
construction.
Golden
E  BCrown land is being
negotiated.
Gold River
DA mobile home park
feasibility is being studied.
G A A proposed family housing
project is being reviewed.
Hudson's Hope
E  B 25 acres (10.12 hectares)
are being assembled.
Kamloops
B BSouth of the Royal Inland
Hospital, a comprehensive
development is being planned for
26 acres (10.52 hectares) of 80
acres (32.37 hectares) (Crown
land).
G AOn Springhill and Summit,
60 units (2-storey townhouses) on
6.2 acres (2.51 hectares) are
planned.
G AOn Willow and Stewart, 10
units on .37 acre (0.25 hectare)
are planned. The 2-storey
townhouse units will have
underground parking.
G AOn Windbreak and
Fleetwood, 12 units are planned.
 Kelowna
Keremeos
Kimberley
Kitimat
Ladysmith
Langley
Lillooet
Senior Citizen Housing, Lillooet.
Kelowna
Q B 80 units have been
proposed by the Father de Lestre
Senior Citizens' Housing Society.
R B An 80 bed home has been
proposed by the Central
Okanagan Anavets Housing
Society.
Keremeos
O B A contract for the
construction of 25 units has been
approved.
Kitimat
F ► On Alexander and
Bartholomew, 40 lots on 8.28
acres (3.35 hectares) is being
planned. The subdivision has
been acquired by the department.
Bridge-financing of construction
is being negotiated with the
district.
Ladysmith
Langley (City)
Q ■ On 20th, 294 units have
been completed by the Langley
Lion's Senior Citizens' Housing
Society. Provincial grant:
$1,475,310.
Lillooet
O B On 3rd South, 20 units on 2
acres (0.81 hectares) are under
construction.
Kimberley
R B A40-bed home has been
proposed by the Kimberley
Special Care Society. Provincial
grant: $210,644.
E B On the Island Highway,
Strathcona, and Walken, 44.97
acres (18.2 hectares) have been
acquired.
C • At the southend section of
the village, 94 lots have been
completed. 1 5 lots are still
available.
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 Lumby
Mackenzie
Maple Ridge
Matsqui
McBride
Merritt
Mission
Montrose
Nakusp
Nanaimo
Nelson
Lumby
E B 14.35 (5.81 hectares) have
been acquired.
QB 25 units on part of the 14.35
acres (5.81 hectares) have been
proposed by the Lumby Senior
Citizens' Society.
Mackenzie
G A On Stuart and Babine, 30
townhouse units on 2.37 acres
(0.96 hectares) are under
construction.
CB In the northwest corner of
the district, 203 single-family lots,
and 2 multiple-housing sites on
125 acres (50.59 hectares) have
been developed under Phase I,
and 200 lots on 60 acres (24.86
hectares) are under development.
Maple Ridge
M     On Dewdney Trunk Road,
84 units on 7.13 acres (2.89
hectares) are under construction.
The land has been leased to
Haney Pioneer Co-operative.
Interim financing and a high
impact grant have been provided.
MA On 124th, 25 units on 7
acres (2.83 hectares) are being
proposed. The land has been
acquired and will be leased to a
co-operative.
QB At 12150 Edge, 57 units are
under construction. Sponsor:
Maple Ridge Elderly Citizens'
Housing Society. Provincial
grant: $244,861.
Matsqui
G A On Ash Street a 49 unit
townhouse project on 8.0 acres
(3.2 hectares) will be started in
May 1975.
McBride
OB On 5th and King, 20
modular units on 1.94 acres (0.79
hectares) are under construction.
Merritt
O B On Coldwater and
Chapman, 32 units on 1 acre (0.4
hectare) are in the design stage.
D# A residential subdivision on
152 acres (61.51 hectares) is
being planned.
Mission
Ga On MacRae Road, 32
duplex units on a 3.21-acre (1.28-
hectare) site are being proposed.
Montrose
E B 10 acres (4.05 hectares) are
being assembled.
Nakusp
UD At Columbia Heights on
Canyon, 56 lots of 14.0 acres
(5.66 hectares) are nearing
completion. The lots have a
minimum size of 8,000 square
feet (743.2 square meters).
Nakusp Mayor Ernie Harding and
Labour Minister William King at
the opening of the Columbia Heights
Subdivision in Nakusp.
Nanaimo
Q B Some 50-70 units have
been proposed by the Mount
Benson Senior Citizens' Housing
Society.
R B A 102- bed home has been
proposed by the Nanaimo Distric
Senior Citizens' Housing
Development Society.
Q B At 11 Buttertub, 38 units
have been completed. Sponsor:
General George R. Pearkes Roya
Canadian Legion Senior Citizens'
Housing Society. Provincial
Grant: $179,262.
Nelson
KA At 700 Gordon, the
Fairview Motel with 15 units on
1.5 acres (0.61 hectare) has been
acquired for, and is occupied by
senior citizens.
Housing Minister Lome Nicolson presents
flowers to Mrs. Marion Quirk at opening o,
the Senior Citizens' Home at Nelson.
Q B On West Richards, 32 units
are under construction. Sponsor:
Nelson Jubilee Manor Society.
Yn On the Milnes Road
right-of-way and Perrier, 10
trai ler spaces on part of 18.07
acres (7.31 hectares) have been
acquired and the trailer spaces
have been occupied. The
remaining land is suitable for a
townhouse development.
 Nelson
New Westminster
North Vancouver
On West Richards, 32 units
ire under construction. Sponsor:
■Jelson Jubilee Manor Society.
lew Westminster
MA At 231-243-10th,
construction of 42 townhouse
and apartment units on a .947
acres (0.38 hectare) site will start
soon. The land will be leased to
the New Westminster
o-operative Housing
ssociation.
156 units have been
proposed by the Presbyterian
Senior Citizens' Housing Society.
R B A 45- bed home has been
proposed by the Presbyterian
Senior Citizens' Housing Society.
S • On Connaught Heights and
Queensborough, a
neighbourhood improvement
Drogram is being implemented.
Provincial Grant: $312,500.
North Vancouver
(City)
Ga On 2nd East and St.
George's, a 19-storey apartment
complex with 152 units is under
construction.
G A On 2nd West and
Chesterfield, construction of an
innovative, ground-oriented
family apartment complex with
112 units on 2.06 acres (0.83
hectare) will begin in early 1975.
E B On St. Andrews and 1 st,
three lots were acquired and
turned over to Greater Vancouver
Regional District for single senior
citizens' housing.
North Vancouver
(District)
E B On Indian River Drive, 11.2
acres (4.53 hectares) have been
acquired.
E B 750 acres (303.52 hectares)
of the Blair Rifle Range are held in
conjunction with Central
Rental Project, East 2nd,
North Vancouver.
Mortgage and Housing
Corporation.
M A On Fromme, 68 units on 3.8
acres (1.54 hectares) are planned.
The land is being leased to the
Lynn Valley Housing
Co-operative Association.
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 North
Vancouver
Oak Bay
Pitt Meadows
Q B At 2555 Whitley Court, 45
units are under construction.
Sponsor: Kiwanis Senior Citizens'
Home Limited.
R B At 2555 Whitley Court, a
120-bed facility is under
construction. Sponsor: Kiwanis
Senior Citizens' Home Limited.
R      On Allen Road, a 75-bed
home on 0.26 acre (0.10 hectare)
has been proposed by the North
Shore Elderly Citizens' Society.
The land is owned by the
department.
Oak Bay
E S 3 acres (1.21 hectares) have
been acquired.
Q B On Foul Bay, 169 units
have been proposed by the B.C.
Baptist Foundation.
R BOnFoulBay,a60-bed
facility has been proposed by the
B.C. Baptist Foundation.
Pitt Meadows
G A Off Lougheed Highway and
Bronson, construction of a
488-unit Somerset Project on
63.5 acres'(25.7 hectares) will
start in early 1975. 122 units will
be rental, 366 units will be
condominiums.
M A On Hammond, 162 pads on
23.8 acres (9.63 hectares) are
under construction. The mobile
home park will consist of 142
single and 20 double pads and
was purchased on a turn-key
basis. It will be leased to the
Meadow Highlands Mobile
Home Co-operative.
Mobile Home Park ,
Pitt Meadows ■
-?n
 >enticton
>ort Alberni
PortCoquitlam
Port Edward
Port Hardy
Port McNeill
Port Moody
'enticton
► On Kinney, 63 units have
een completed and all units
old. The city's $16 million
roject of row houses, duplexes,
nd single-family residences was
ridge-financed by the
epartment.
B At 439 Winnipeg, a
01 -bed home has been
ompleted. Sponsor: Penticton
nd District Retirement Service,
rovincial Grant: $435,750.
I A Retirement Centre, a
ighrise building with 126 units
as been occupied.
Aark Raines, MP, Housing Minister Lome
licolson and Penticton Mayor Frank Laird
t opening of housing project in Penticton.
5ort Alberni
J A On Gertrude, 10 townhouse
nits on .74 acres (0.3 hectare)
re proposed.
Ji A On 8th, 16 townhouse units
>n 1.15 acres (0.47 hectare) are
iroposed.
H A On Roger & 8th, 16
ownhouse units on 1 acre (0.4
lectare) are under construction.
R B 120 units have been
proposed by the Alberni Hospital
Society.
I A On 4th and 8th, 23
townhouse units are occupied.
E B Land is being assembled.
PortCoquitlam
E B On Coast Meridian, 15.6
acres (6.31) hectares have been
acquired.
L • On Coast Meridian, 205
units on 15.6 acres (6.31
hectares) are planned. The
Greater Vancouver Regional
District, acting as a non-profit
society, will huild 135 family and
70 apartment units.
V A In the Central Business
district, the department is
participating in urban renewal
projects through financial
shared-contribution.
Port Edward
D B On Hillcrest and Skeena, 80
single lots are being developed
on a 14.5-acre (5.87- hectare) site
along with 4 multiple sites on
1.55 acres (0.63 hectare).
Port Hardy
T □ 140 pads on 20 acres (8.09
hectares) are nearing completion.
C B Development of 43 lots on
40 acres (16.19 hectares) will
start in early spring on land being
acquired from the district.
W O 7 units are under
construction by the British
Columbia Association of
Non-Status Indians.
Port McNeill
U □ On Campbell and
Haddington, 56 lots on 11 acres
(4.45 hectares) are under
development. The Broughton
Park subdivision is on Crown
land.
Port Moody
B B On the North Shore, an
agreement has been signed to
assist in the development of
5,400 units on 1,500 acres (607
hectares). A provincial advance
of $600,000 to the municipality
for the 10-stage project has been
made. In return for these funds
and similar further advances, the
department received the right to
purchase up to 20 per cent of
city-owned properties within the
development area or a minimum
of 43 acres (1 7.4 hectares). Not
more than half of these properties
would be for family rental
housing. The rest would be for
co-operative housing, leased lots
and senior citizens' housing.
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 Port Moody
Powell River
PrinceGeorge
Prince-
Rupert
Princeton
Quesnel
Revelstoke
Richmond
MA At 900-906 Clarke, 217
units on 7.66 acres (3.1 hectares)
have been occupied. An existing
apartment block was purchased
by the Mountain View
Co-operative Housing
Association. The department
purchased the land and leased it
to the co-operative. Interim
financing was also provided.
GA OnBuilford, 150
townhouse units on 10 acres
(4.05 hectares) are proposed.
Powell River
S B In the Cranberry District, a
neighbourhood improvement
program is being implemented.
Provincial grant: $62,500.
Prince George
YD  At the foot of Cranbrook
Hill, 120 serviced lots and 3
multiple housing sites in the
Pinewood subdivision were
acquired by the Crown and are
being disposed of as leasehold
lots. Leasehold mortgage loans
are also available.
I A   At 2424 Nicholson, a
3-storey apartment building with
76 units was completed in 1973
and is now occupied.
Prince Rupert
Tn Adjacent to Hays Creek, a
site has been cleared for the
development of 70 pads under
Phase I.
C • On Park, 275 single-family
lots are being developed along
with multiple housing and school
sites on 70.5 acres (28.53
hectares).
H A On Park, 175 units are
planned.
DB On Albert and Dominion,
63 lots in the new Kingsview
Subdivision are being purchased
and will be disposed of as
leasehold lots. The department's
leasehold mortgage loans will be
available.
O B On Biggar and Borden, 37
units on 0.4 acre (0.16 hectare)
are planned.
S B A neighbourhood
improvement program is being
implemented. Provincial grant:
$125,000.
Princeton
R B A 34-bed home has been
proposed by the Princeton Elderly
Care Society.
G A On Mayne Avenue, a 27
unit townhouse project will be
built on a 1.9 acres (0.76 hectare
site.
Quesnel
Rl On Gray and Murphy, a
40-bed home is under
construction. Sponsor: Dunrovin
Park Society.
Revelstoke
C# North of the Trans-Canada
Highway, 71 lots on 23.5 acres
(9.5 hectares) are being marketec
Choice: provincial lease or fee
simple from federal-provincial
partnership.
O B On 3rd and Rokely, 50 unit
on 1.07 acres (0.43 hectare) are
in the final design stages.
E B 8 acres (3.24 hectares) are
being assembled.
NA 14 units are being planned
as a building co-operative
project.
Richmond
GA OnBlundellandNo. 2
Road, construction of 320 units
will begin in early 1975. This
comprehensive development wil
consist of 66 townhouse units, a
72-unit frame apartment, and a
182-unit highrise.
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Right: Family Rental Unit
Blundell & No. 2 Road, Richmom
  Richmond
Rossland
Saanich
Saanich
GA On Blundell, a 138-unit
townhouse and apartment project
on 8.9 acres (3.6 hectares) is
being considered.
M A On 400 Steveston, 74 units
on 5.91 acres (2.39 hectares) are
in the initial planning stages. The
land is being leased to the
Klahanie Co-operative Housing
Association.
QB On No. 2 Road and
Granville, 100 units are being
proposed by the Richmond
Legion No. 5 Senior Citizens'
Society. Provincial grant:
$444,667.
Rossland
S B A neighbourhood
improvement program is being
implemented. Provincial grant:
$62,500.
Q B On 2nd and St. Paul, 20
units are under construction.
Sponsor: Golden City Manors
Society. Provincial grant:
$220,639.
Saanich
C • In the Roy Road area, a
comprehensive development of
264 family housing units on 49
acres (19.83 hectares) is being
planned.
D • At Interurban and Marigold,
construction of 259 units on
35.27 acres (14.27 hectares), will
begin in early 1975. The
comprehensive development will
have 27 single-family units, 14
zero-lot-line units, 93
townhouses, 80 back-to-back
townhouses, and 45 maisonettes.
34
Rl A26-bed home is being
proposed by the Vancouver
Island Housing Association for
the Physically Disabled.
I  A  On Battin, 79 units were
completed in 1973 and are now
occupied. Battin-Fielding, a
3-storey apartment and row
house units has been specially
designed for disabled families
and senior citizens.
I A Edge Place, with 20 row
house units was completed in
1973 and is occupied.
| A   At 1149 Union, 4 units wei
completed in 1973 and are
occupied.
I A   Lakehill Corners, with 18
row house units was completed
in 1973 and is occupied.
Rental Apartments,
Saanich.
 Smithers
Sidney
Sparwood
Squamish
>mithers
I 26.04 acres (10.54 hectares)
ave been assembled.
)B A 16-unit addition to an
xisting project has been
roposed by the Bulkley Senior
itizens' Housing Society.
•idney
!3lB At 10585 McDonald Park,
0 units have been completed,
ponsor: Kiwanis Village Society,
'rovincial grant: $132,888.
I par wood
► The department is financing
ie development of a subdivision
/ith 63 lots.
1.8 units have been
ompleted and occupied.
>quamish
I North of the town centre,
,000 units are being developed
n 308 acres (124.65 hectares)
;ee item following). The Tantalus
)evelopment will include 437
ngle-family dwellings, 498
ledium-density townhouses,
40 mobile home pads, 836
igh-density units, schools, a
ommercial area, and parks. The
epartment is also underwriting
ie cost of dyking the Cheekye
iver and other off-site works.
Rental Homes Built
Under the Proposal
Call Program,
Squamish.
  iquamish
Surrey
I A North of the town centre,
fimes on '37 lots on 10 acres
.05 hectares) (part of Tantalus
evelopment) will soon be under
Dnstruction by a building
t-operative. The group intends
change into a par value
-operative after completion of
Dnstruction.
I A AtValleycliffe,45
ngle-family units are under
Dnstruction.
i A At Valleycliffeand
rackendale, 39 single-family
■mi-detached homes are under
Dnstruction.
I B On 3rd and Pemberton, a
3-unit addition to an existing
oject is being proposed by the
luamish Senior Citizens' Home
Dciety.
jurrey
A At 13460-70B, Greenbrook,
ownhouse development with
7 units on 8.6 acres (3.48
dares) has been completed.
AOn79Athand 140th, 228
its on 17 acres (6.88 hectares)
e planned.
A On 20thand 160th, 100 units
e planned and the land will be
ased to the Juniper Grove
o-operative Housing
ssociation.
I A Near Dease Island Tunnel,
10 pads are planned and the
nd will be leased to a mobile
Dme co-operative.
Family Rental Development,
Surrey.
 Surrey
Trail
Terrace
Vancouver
E B 8.28 acres (3.35 hectares)
have been acquired for a
residential subdivision.
Ob On Old Yale Road, 190
units are under construction.
Q B On 12860-26th, a 146 unit
addition to an existing project is
being proposed by the Crescent
Housing Society.
Trail
R B At 1500 Columbia, a
30-bed addition to an existing
project is being proposed by the
Trail Senior Citizens' Lodge
Society.
R B An 80-bed home is being
proposed by the Trail
Intermediate Care Home Society.
E B On Shavers Bench, 3.75
acres (1.52 hectares) (24 lots)
were acquired.
Terrace
E B On McConnel, 9.04 acres
(3.66 hectares) have been
acquired for land banking.
0 B On Kalum, construction of
40 units on 1.5 acres (0.61
hectares) will begin in early 1975.
Senior Citizen Project, Old Yale Road,
Surrey.
Vancouver
G A On 13th and Laurel, 14
townhouse units on 1 acre (0.40
hectare) are planned.
G A On 8th and Vine, 7
townhouse units on 0.5 acre (0.2
hectare) are planned.
M A On 16th and Heather,
construction of a 28-unit
apartment building on 0.78 acre
(0.32 hectare) will begin in early
1 975. A high impact grant was
extended to Co-operative
d'Habitation Demers.
M A 200 townhouse units are
planned for the False Creek
Co-operative.
M A On Tyne and Rosemont,
250 units on 10.04 acres (4.06
hectares) are under construction
Land was leased to Kanata
Co-operative Housing
Association. Interim financing
and a high impact grant were alsi
provided.
M     In the Point Grey area, 26
units have been proposed. The
land is to be purchased from the
city and leased to the Penta
Co-operative Housing.
M    On Adanac and Hastings,
160-170 units on 10.9 acres (4.4
hectares) are planned. The land i
to be leased to Charles Adanac
Co-operative.
Ma 7 units are under
construction on land leased to th
Strathcona Co-operative.
Rig)
Senior Citizen Housir,
Constructed by Dunh
Development Corporation Lu
Vancouvt
 Vancouver
, B At 2426-2nd West, 7 units
11 lot are occupied. The
apartment acquired the lot and
e old home on it and is leasing
Dth to the YWCA.
On McLean and Adanac, 19
nits of the Grandview
/oodlands Project are planned.
On Fifth Avenue, 24 units of
ie Grandview Woodlands
'oject are planned.
)B At Kitsilano, 69 units are
rider construction at two sites:
Maple and 7th West and (b)
ypress and 2nd West.
On Cordova, 70 hostel units
e in the design stage.
On Cordova, the 70-unit
ntoinette Lodge is under
Dnstruction.
On Barclay, 509 units are
taring completion.
J On 4th and Wallace, a
DO-unit apartment complex is
ider construction.
 Vancouver
P B  0.32 acre (0.13 hectare) has
been set aside for a senior
citizens' project.
QB  At 311 Ash, 90 units have
been proposed by the St. Mary's
Ukrainian Senior Citizens'
Housing Society.
Qrj  62 units have been
proposed by the Anavets Senior
Citizens' Society.
Qb 50 units have been
proposed by the Shon Yee
Housing Society.
Qb 40 units have been
proposed by the East Enders
Amherst Lions Housing Society.
QB At 2229 Maple, 102 units
are under construction. Sponsor:
Royal Canadian Legion Shalom
Branch # 178 Building Society.
Qa At 1420 2nd East, 55 units
are under construction. Sponsor:
B.C. Baptist Foundation.
Provincial Grant $356,256.
QB At 330 6th East, 47 units are
under construction. Sponsor:
New Chelsea Society. Provincial
Grant $231,641.
QB 49 units have been
proposed by the Lutheran Project
Development Society of British
Columbia.
Qfl 90 units have been
propoposed by the Vancouver
Kiwanis Soroptomist Senior
Citizens' Housing Society.
Provincial Grant $548,167.
bee
ay
Qb 40 units have been
proposed by the Calling
Foundation.
Rl A128-bedhomehas
proposed by the Calling
Foundation.
Rl A 105-bed home has
proposed by the Villa Cath
Society.
A 49-bed home has been
proposed by the Shon Yee
Housing Society.
Rl On 58th and Kerr, a
111 -bed home has been
completed. Sponsor: Salvation
Army. Provincial grant $498,51'
Rl At 2010 Harrison, a 35-be
home has been completed.
Sponsor: German-Canadian
Benevolent Society of British
Columbia. Provincial Grant
$259,952.
Federal-Provincial Senior Citizen
Housing, Maple and West 7th, Vancouve
40
 Vancouver
Vanderhoof
Vernon
A  At Cordova, Oppenheimer
ne, with 146 units was
Dmpleted and is occupied.
I A At 3200-3300 58th East,
Champlain Place, a 2-storey
apartment maisonette, and row
house complex with 100 units
was completed in 1973 and is
occupied.
I A At 1040 7th East, a senior
citizens' 3-storey apartment with
18 units was completed in 1974
and is occupied.
SB At Kitsilano and Cedar
Cottage, neighbourhood
improvement projects are being
implemented. Provincial Grant:
$750,000.
The departent extended a
grant of $37,296 to the city to
cover the deficits of rental
information services.
VA In the Strathcona Area, the
department is participating in
urban renewal projects through
financial shared-contribution.
VA in the Brittaniaarea, the
department is participating in
urban renewal projects through
financial shared-contribution.
V A In the Gastown area, the
department is participating in
urban renewal projects through
financial shared-contribution.
Vanderhoof
El A land assembly of 30 acres
(12.17 hectares) of village and
Crown land is planned.
GA On Main Street, 34 units on
3.5 acres (1.42 hectares) are
being planned.
GA North of the Nechako River,
18 apartment units on 1 acre (0.4
hectare) are under negotiation.
Vernon
LB The department will make a
high-impact grant for the Vernon
Housing Association's 30 unit
project.
Q B 75 units have been
completed. Sponsor:
Vernon-Ukrainian Senior
Citizens' Housing Society.
Provincial grant: $420,083.
Oppenheimer One
Rental Project,
Cordova, Vancouver
41
 Victoria
Victoria
M A On Dallas, 1.76 acres (0.71
hectare) have been acquired and
has been leased to the James Bay
Co-operative Housing
Association.
G A At 1209 Bay, 12 units on
0.45 acre (0.18 hectare) are
planned.
N A On Ryan, at least 23 units
on 4.55 acres (1.84 hectares) are
planned. The land has been
leased to Mount Stephen's Group.
M A On McCaskill, the 75-unit
Rochdale Place on 4.3 acres
(1.74 hectares) has been
completed and occupied. The
land has been leased to Pioneer
Co-operative Housing
Association.
M A On Burnsideand
Washinton, 60 units on 2.08
acres (0.84 hectare) are planned.
The land has been leased to the
Washinton Co-operative Housing
Association.
M AOn Pembroke, and another
site on Gladstone, 8 units on a
total of 0.73 acre (0.3 hectare) are
under construction. The land has
been leased to the Springridge
Co-operative. Four houses have
been given to the co-operative for
relocation to the Pembroke site.
These units have been converted
into duplexes. Another eight units
are under construction.
M A On Summit and Jackson, 38
units on 2.93 acres (1.19
hectares) are planned. The land
has been leased to the Wilderness
Park Co-operative Association.
Q BOn Collinson and Rupert,
94 units on 0.86 acres (0.35
hectare) have been proposed by
the Victoria Senior Citizens'
Housing Society on land owned
by the province.
Q BOn Quadra, 19 units are
under construction. Sponsor: St.
John's Court Society. Provincial
grant: $131,330.
Q BOn North Park and Quadra,
157 units are under construction.
Sponsor: North Park Manor
Society. Provincial grant:
$843,912.
S B At James Bay and Victoria
West, neighbourhood
improvement projects are being
implemented. Provincial grant:
$500,000.
V A At Rose-Blanshard, the
department is participating in
urban renewal projects through
financial shared-contribution.
V A At the Inner Harbour area,
the department is participating i
urban renewal projects through
financial shared-contribution.
Cooperative Housing,
Rochdale Place, Victoria
 North Park Manor, Senior Citizens' Project, Victoria.
Mi
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 West Vancouver
White Rock
Williams Lake
Provincial Senior Citizen Project, 15th & Esquimalt, West Vancouver.
West Vancouver
P B On 15th and Esquimalt, 61
units are under construction.
Q B At 990-22nd, 16 units are
under construction. Sponsor:
West Vancouver Senior Citizens'
Housing Society. Provincial
grant: see item below.
R B At 990-22nd, an 86-bed
home is under construction.
Sponsor: West Vancouver Senior
Citizens Housing Society.
Provincial grant: $426,810 (for
both the projects).
White Rock
R B At 1550 Oxford, a 75-bed
home has been completed.
Sponsor: Evergreen Baptist Home
Society. Provincial grant:
$206,500.
Williams Lake
T □ South of Williams Lake
Creek, 240 pads are planned. 55
lots on 15.35 acres (6.21
hectares) have been completed
under Phase 1 and 208 lots on 80
acres (32.38 hectares) and 9 acres
(3.64 hectares) for
multiple-family units are being
developed under Phase II
R B A 58-bed home has been
proposed by the Cariboo Park
Home Society.
 One key word sums up the Department
of Housing's first year: action. Because a
great deal of action was required to initiate
and implement the mandate given to the
Department at its inception 131/2 months
ago.
The programs introduced had but one
aim: to help, assist and encourage all
activities which would result in more —
and more adequate — housing for British
Columbians.
Yet new housing cannot be legislated —
it must be built. That requires funds,
serviced land, architectural planning,
actual construction — in active
co-operation with planners, developers
and construction companies large and
small.
In spiteofthe long leadtimes inherentin
development and construction, much was
accomplished within the short span of the
first year:
The foundation of an efficient and
productive department was laid.
Dunhill Development Corporation
Ltd. was acquired to give the department
instant access to development and
construction expertise.
New housing legislation was enacted
y the legislature.
45
 Provincial
Expenditures
for Senior Citizen
Housing
1955-1974
(in Millions of Dollars)
12
11
10
9
8
3
2
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W.   The British Columbia
Housing Management
Commission was
reconstituted and given a
fresh mandate.
New financial
assistance programs, such
as leasehold mortgage
loans, home conversion
mortgage loans, high
impact grants and interim
financing to housing
co-operatives, the school
property tax removal and
resource grants, and rental
information service grants,
were proposed and
implemented.
An aggressive land
assembly program was
started and over 2,000 acre
of private land in and aroun<
urban centres across the
province were brought
under public ownership.
An innovative
residential land lease
program was introduced.
Land was acqu i red for,
new community on Burke
Mountain in the District of
Coquitlam and planning
was initiated.
 rovinciai
xpenditures
n Rental Housing
555-1974
Millions of Dollars)
,
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New neighbourhoods
were planned for several
areas with construction
scheduled for early 1975.
Agreements were
signed with municipalities
for the servicing of raw land
and interim financing of
housing developments.
A strong emphasis was
placed on housing
co-operatives and by the
end of the year their
numbers had swelled and
the co-operative movement
had finally secured a firm
footing in British Columbia.
A new approach to the
construction of rental
housing by private builders
through the proposal call
system was introduced and
proved to be most
successful. By year end,
some 2,000 units were
under construction or in the
negotiation stage.
New concepts in
residential planning, such as
the zero-lot-line and
terraced cluster apartments,
were introduced.
47
 ore money was made available for
senior citizens' housing.
A new rent supplement program for
provincial rental units was introduced.
Co-operation with the federal government and Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation in the neighbourhood improvement program, remote area housing,
and other projects was continued.
Active support was extended to
non-profit housing corporations formed
by municipalities and regional districts.
A new Strata Title Act was drafted and
then passed by the Legislature giving
increased protection to owners of
condominiums.
The full impact of many of these
programs will be evident in the months
and years ahead.

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