For years, the Silvercrest Housing complex has been run by a small group of volunteers here in Princeton. The volunteer board has been growing smaller by the year and decided to put in a request for assistance.
As of May 1 of this year, Silvercrest has been taken on by BC Housing and is managed by Princeton and District Community Services.
“It is good that BC Housing has taken on this role,” said executive director of Community Services, Lynn Pelly, “23 units of housing is considerable.”
Silvercrest Housing is a two building complex consisting of 15 bachelor and eight – 1 bedroom units, providing housing for low income seniors and persons with disabilities.
The complex is located along the Tulameen River, close to the Trans Canada Trail and the downtown core.
Princeton and District Community Services located at 47 Harold Avenue (blue building beside the water park) is accepting applications for Silvercrest. There are currently vacancies to fill. Rent will be based on 30 per cent of income for all new tenants. Call 250-295-6666 for more information.
Community Services is pleased to have this new opportunity to support affordable housing in Princeton and looks forward to working with residents, BC Housing and the community in providing safe, attractive, low cost housing for our senior population.