Merritt – Seniors in need of homes they can afford in Merritt will soon have new rental homes to choose from, with construction underway on a new 44-unit apartment building in the community.
“These new homes will help seniors live independently and stay connected to their community,” said David Eby, Attorney General and Minister Responsible for Housing. “Providing homes people can afford in every corner of the province is our goal, and today’s announcement is great news for these seniors and for the broader community.”
Located on provincially owned land at 2230 Quilchena Ave., Cedar Terrace will provide studio, one-bedroom and accessible apartments within a four-storey building.
ASK Wellness Society will operate the new homes for seniors with moderate and low incomes. The society is receiving approximately $4.7 million from the Province’s Building BC: Community Housing Fund.
The site is located in the city’s downtown core, within walking distance to many community services.
Construction is expected to be complete in summer 2022.