New housing project hopes to help middle class families in Maple Ridge

It’s the provincial government’s attempt to help improve the quality of life for those commuting long distances due to a lack of affordable housing

A new Maple Ridge housing project purchased by the British Columbia government is ready for move-in for both middle class families and individuals living in Maple Ridge. 

A 64-unit rental property, Turnock Manor is the provincial government’s attempt to help improve the quality of life for those having to commute long distances due to a lack of affordable and accessible housing near their workplaces.

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In a statement from the province, a government representative stated that other than homeless individuals, there are families struggling to find affordable housing, resulting in long commute times and decreased quality of life. 

“Projects like Turnock Manor provide homes that middle-income individuals and families need to continue to live and work in the communities they call home which helps ensure more livable communities for everyone,” stated David Eby, attorney general and minister for housing. 

The four-storey property, located on 22325 Street and Anne Avenue, is the government’s response to ensure people earning middle class income in Maple Ridge have housing “closer to job, services and amenities” they need.  

The property will house a mix of units including a studio for $742, one-bedroom units for $1,396, and two-bedroom apartments for $1,895 along with 70 underground parking spaces. 

“We look forward to collaborating with our senior government partners to expand our local housing continuum, including addressing the urgent need for affordable housing for families and seniors in our community,” said Mike Morden, Mayor of Maple Ridge. 

This project is part of a province-wide investment of creating nearly 32,000 new affordable homes which began in 2017.

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