Joint Press Release: Affordable Housing Nears Completion

Posted: September 26, 2021

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Tofino Housing Corporation and Catalyst Community Developments Society celebrate major development


TOFINO, B.C. – Tofino Housing Corporation’s 14-unit affordable Creekside development nears completion as community members celebrate this significant milestone.
The Creekside development at 700 Sharp Road, will help meet a critical need for affordable rental options for individuals and families who face challenges finding a place to call home on the West Coast. The initial site development began in February 2021 and is on track to welcome tenants by April 1st, 2022.


THC Interim Executive Director Ian Scott
“We are excited that the first THC facilitated non-market, affordable housing project is nearing completion. This is the result of strong commitment by the District of Tofino and an essential step in supporting the needs of the Tofino. community.”


Creekside is being developed by the Catalyst Community Developments Society and the deadline for applications from interested tenants is January 1st, 2022. Interested tenants should email renting@catalystcommdev.org to obtain application forms and details. There are one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom units available in this pet-friendly development, with some units designed as accessible units. Some of the units will be affordable to those with more modest incomes with rents ranging from approximately $875 for one-bedrooms to $1220 for three-bedrooms. Some of units will rent at rates closer to current market rents and range from approximately $1125 to $1725. Applicants will be screened against income, residency and local-employment criteria established by the District of Tofino and Tofino Housing Corporation, and selected applicants matched to units based on income and household size.


Luke Harrison, Catalyst President, added that “Catalyst is very excited about being one step closer to delivering these affordable homes in Tofino. Thank you to the Tofino Housing Corporation and the District of Tofino for their contributions.”


This affordable housing project has been financially supported by the District of Tofino, Tofino Housing Corporation, Catalyst and senior government, and is being constructed by Saywell Contracting Ltd.


BACKGROUND
The Tofino Housing Corporation is a private corporation, owned in full by the District of Tofino, with a vision that a safe, secure and affordable place to live is available to all people who call Tofino home.
The Catalyst Community Developments Society is a non-profit society and real estate developer, owner and operator with projects in multiple BC communities.
Media and invited dignitaries will be welcomed to the Creekside development at 700 Sharp Road for a celebration event on Monday, September 27, 2021 at 9 AM.