Victoria churches partnering with non-profits to house poor


The Greater Victoria Housing Society and First Metropolitan United Church are exploring opportunities to build affordable housing on church land.

“If this can work, it will benefit both of us,” said Kaye Melliship, executive director of the Greater Victoria Housing Society. Her organization has put together a proposal to purchase a parcel of land from First Metropolitan United Church at 932 Balmoral Rd., at Quadra Street, and develop it into a 48-unit affordable housing complex. A 50-year-old hall behind the church would be torn down.

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Source: Times Colonist

Author: Sarah Petrescu

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