Aboriginal Land Trust Society
LDM provided development management services for this project which provides 124 affordable housing units for Vancouver Island Indigenous individuals and families. A Blessing Ceremony was held June 5, 2019 led by elders of the local First Nations, including the Esquimalt and Songhees, on whose traditional territory the project is located. “Healing Moon”, a piece by Darlene Gait of the Esquimalt Nation, graces the front of the building. Seen surrounded by four wolves, representing all corners of our earth, the copper moon shines out, sending its powerful medicine to all in need.
Lu'ma Native BCH Housing Society
This project was occupied in August 2021. It is a six storey mixed-use building with ground level retail space and 26 social housing units above. The development team successfully navigated the challenge of removing a tent city that had grown on the empty site so that the site work could begin. The building is owned and operated by Lu’ma.
Lu'ma Native BCH Housing Society
This 23 unit family rental housing project, occupied in 2021, is on a PRHC-owned site leased to Lu’ma. The four storey building offers studio, one and two bedroom units.
Kekinow Native Housing Society
7561 – 140 Street, Surrey
LDM is currently working with Kekinow to redevelop their existing 140th site, which has been housing Indigenous families in 33 three-bedroom units since it opened in 1988. The project was aging and showing signs of deterioration and the site was underutilized. The project involves a three-phased plan for the redevelopment, which will result in a total of 180 units on the site. Phase One was occupied in 2019 and the next phase is currently moving forward and has received an allocation under the 2020 Community Housing Fund.
Lu'ma Native Housing Society
This redevelopment project is intended to provide 54 new residential units and 3 commercial units right in the heart of Vancouver's 'Grandview-Woodland' area.
Aqanttanam Housing Society
LDM worked with the Aqanttanam Housing Society to secure funding for this project under the 2018 Building BC Indigenous Housing Fund and provided development management services throughout the development process.
Opened in 2021, the Chief Agnes McCoy Centre provides 39 homes for Indigenous families, Elders and individuals. It is a three storey building with one, two and three bedroom units.
The Society provided the land for the project and owns and operates the building. In addition to the capital funding and construction financing for the project, BC Housing is providing operating funding to ensure affordability. The Columbia Basin Trust also provided a grant to make the project a reality.
The building is named in honour of the late Agnes McCoy, an elected Chief and respected Elder from ?aq’am, a member community of the Ktunaxa Nation. Chief McCoy was one of the founders of the Aqanttanam Housing Society.
Witset First Nation
Seaton View Road, Witset
LDM is providing development management services to the Witset First Nation to develop a 26 unit certified Passive House project on land owned by Witset First Nation. The project will house singles, couples, families and Elders, helping to address a serious housing shortfall crisis in the community of Witset. The project will have 16 studios and 10 two-bedrooms and includes accessible units. There will be amenities including a communal kitchen, counselling space, office space and a board room. Outside amenities include a social gathering area with covered lounge and fire pit. The project is being funded under the 2018 Building BC Indigenous Housing Fund.
Tzeachten First Nation
LDM worked with the Tzeachten First Nation to successfully apply for funding for this construction-ready project under the 2020 CHF program.
Currently under construction, this project will support Tzeachten members to return home or remain on Tzeachten Reserve Lands.
The 23 unit project will provide rental homes for Indigenous individuals and families with low to moderate incomes. The development consists of 5 buildings with one, two and three bedroom homes.
Capilano Reserve No 5, Welch Street and Mathias Road, North Vancouver
Hiy̓ám ta Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Housing Society
LDM assisted the Squamish Nation to develop a housing authority to serve as a non-profit property manager and housing developer. The Hiy̓ám ta Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Housing Society (which means “The Squamish Are Coming Home”) was formed in 2020. LDM worked with the Society to successfully apply for funding for the Society’s first project under the 2020 CHF program and is providing development management services.
The project will have 95 affordable housing units for families, Elders and youth in a four-storey apartment building with adjacent townhouses. The site is close to amenities including Chief Joe Matthias Recreation Centre, the Xwemélch'stn Etsimxwawtxw (Capilano Littlest Ones School), the Squamish Nation Elders Centre, Humulchesun park, Long House, Park Royal Shopping Centre and transit options to downtown Vancouver, North and West Vancouver.
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