Ladysmith Kinsmen Forms Affordable Housing Company – Ladysmith Chronicle

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Ladysmith Kinsmen creates affordable housing company

The club hopes to acquire a property for the multi-family development

The Ladysmith Kinsmen Club is hoping to acquire an old building at the end of 6th Avenue and Methuen Street for a small development that can accommodate up to eight young families.

The club is in the process of setting up an affordable housing company to support young families, according to a letter to city council from Duck Paterson, president of the Kinsmen Club project.

“As the council is no doubt aware, Ladysmith is sorely lacking in the affordable housing market, especially for young families and it is the goal of the Kinsmen Club to help solve this problem,” the report reads. letter.

The property would allow easy access to downtown and is close to schools, community center and swimming pool. The club said it emailed BC Hydro and the idea received kind responses, but no firm plans. He hopes a letter of support from city council will help move the project forward, according to Paterson.

“The property has been abandoned for over 40 years and is just kind of a horror for this long established neighborhood,” he wrote, adding that the property could accommodate up to 13 units.

The board voted to provide a letter of support for the club at its December 7 meeting. Com. Paterson withdrew from the discussion and the vote to avoid a conflict of interest.

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