Mission – The District of Mission and the Mission Association for Seniors Housing (MASH) are working together with the Seniors Centre Association on a plan to build affordable housing for seniors in Mission and a much-needed community centre.
The Municipality and MASH have agreed to work together to design, secure funding, and construct a combined affordable seniors housing and community centre project.
The District of Mission will contribute land and approximately $2.5 million in funding towards the project, with MASH providing project management and operating the housing component of the facility once it is built.
MASH is a nonprofit society that, in cooperation with other organizations, provides and encourages the development of affordable and accessible seniors housing. MASH is an association made of up member associations with a strong record of bringing affordable housing projects to market.
Mayor Randy Hawes says, “We have the opportunity here to address some very pressing needs in our community, providing much-needed affordable housing for seniors alongside programmable community centre space. As the new space comes online and frees up the current Seniors Activity Centre we will have an excellent opportunity to support improved quality of life for all generations of Mission residents.“
Staff with the District of Mission are currently reviewing potential funding sources including grants and partnerships for the $2.5 million committed by Council for this important initiative.