Surrey – New Affordable Housing for Indigenous People


Artistic rendering of 561 140th Street, Surrey. (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation)

Kenneth Chan, Urbanized

June 11th, 2018

An affordable rental housing project in Surrey with a focus on low-income and senior Indigenous people is moving ahead as a result of financial support from both senior governments.

Sohkeyah, which means ‘Robin’s Nest’, will be constructed at 7561 140th Street with a total of 176 new rental homes over two phases, with 73 of the homes dedicated for Indigenous people in need.

The first funded phase of two development phases will replace an existing complex with 33 three-bedroom units, and it will include unit sizes ranging from studios to two-bedroom units.

Kekinow Native Housing Society will operate the housing complex, which will have rents ranging from about $550 to $1,300 per month.

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