Look inside Revelstoke’s new affordable rental housing project

Here's video from a Dec. 16 tour of the new 12-unit Oscar Street affordable housing project scheduled for completion in the spring.

The Revelstoke Community Housing Society opened up the new 12-unit Oscar Street affordable rental housing project for a quick tour on Dec. 16.

Flooring is just going on in the interior of the units, and appliances and cabinetry are coming next.

The project consists of one- and two-bedroom units that will be rented out to low income residents. It’s reserved for families with incomes under $65,000 with under $60,000 in assets. No smoking, no pets.

Society vice-chair Glen O’Reilly explained it’s designed for Revelstoke residents who struggle to make ends meet because they work in low wage jobs.

The units will come with appliances and parking spaces out back.

The cost has yet to be determined, but the target is about $550 for a one-bedroom unit and $650 for a two-bedroom. The final price will vary.

The project was made possible due to a combination of grants from outside housing authorities and concessions from the City of Revelstoke, including the land near the Revelstoke ambulance station, which is slated for affordable housing.

Application packages will be available soon and organizers said they’ll be advertising how to apply soon.

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