DCLTA projects support affordable housing.
From exploring and initiating land acquisition opportunities to finding cost effective and island-based ways to address government requirements and to creating essentials such as tenancy agreements, DCLTA is actively researching possibilities.
Through generous island donations, in-kind contributions, funding by DCLTA’s partners, countless volunteer hours of those committed to creating affordable housing, DCLTA undertakes projects which support affordable housing.
For a closer look at some of the work that DCLTA does as a land trust please click on the following webpage links:
➪ Project 2 – Seniors’ Affordable Housing, November 2013 – present
➪ Solar Power Integration Project, June 2015 – October 2015
— thanks to a Comox Valley Regional District Grant-in-Aid, DCLTA looks at solar power to provide back-up light and water pump function plus reducing electrical costs via passive house design and the BC Hydro Net Metering Program for its Seniors’ Affordable Housing Project. For the October 1, 2015 Solar Power Integration Report:
➪ Ridge (Keystone) Project, July 2010 – April 2015
— DCLTA’s first affordable housing venture thanks to a generous donation of land by an islander.
➪ Seniors’ Affordable Housing Needs Project, June 2014 – September 2014
— thanks to a Comox Valley Regional District Grant-in-Aid, DCLTA collates, updates and condenses all the available information on seniors’ affordable housing needs on Denman Island. For the September 17, 2014 Seniors’ Affordable Housing Needs Research Summary Report:
➪ Greywater Recycling Project II, May 2013 – February 2014
— thanks to a Comox Valley Regional District Grant-in-Aid, DCLTA looks at affordable and environmentally sustainable sewage and greywater disposal systems.
➪ Rural Affordable Housing Project, June 2012 – June 2013
— thanks to a Comox Valley Housing Task Force building capacity grant to address homelessness, DCLTA looks at the move to a more traditional style of farming and the associated need for additional, affordable residential accommodations on land zoned ALR.