Slocan City affordable housing project underway

The seniors’ affordable housing project in Slocan has a new name.

SLOCAN — The seniors’ affordable housing project in Slocan has a new name.

“We considered many good possibilities, but when board member Lynnda Moore suggested Slocan City Suites, well, we thought about it and it put a smile on our faces,” said Rita Moir, president of the Slocan Valley Seniors’ Housing Society.

“There are a lot of names with Slocan in them all up and down the Valley, north and south, but there’s no confusion about where Slocan City is,” said Moir. “Slocan City Suites is a tip of the hat to Slocan’s historic name and is just plain fun to say.”

With spring finally here, the foundation is being poured for the Slocan City Suites second quadraplex at 709 Hume St (behind the library and wellness centre). The first quadraplex, with two one-bedroom units with lofts, and two two-bedroom units, is being sided and soon interior drywall will be up. The society is hopeful funding for a third building will come through soon, and that the suites will be ready for occupancy late this fall.

“It’s happening. We’re excited, and the construction crew and everyone involved is doing a wonderful job,” said Moir.

The society will look at the first round of applications starting May 15. Anyone interested in applying for Slocan City Suites can find information and application forms at www.svhousing.ca, at the Slocan Village Office, the front entry of Passmore Lodge, or by calling 250 226-7115 or writing to coordinator@svhousing.ca

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