Inside one of the senior’s apartment buildings in Port Edward. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

Seniors housing units ready for tenants in Port Edward

Video tour of the new affordable apartments to be managed by the North Coast Transition Society

The new seniors housing in Port Edward is nearly move-in ready, and eight seniors have already scored an apartment.

With ocean views, a fully stocked kitchen, washer and dryer, and accessible bathrooms, it is no wonder the eight-unit housing complex filled up right away.

Grey Owl senior’s apartments will be managed by the North Coast Transition Society. Executive director, Christine White shared her first impressions.

“How very homely they are, how warm. They have beautiful views. I think once the gardens start to come in people are going to be very happy here. I thought, I could handle this,” she said.

READ MORE: Shovels in the ground for Port Edward’s seniors housing

The transition society is still accepting applications for future and wait list purposes. The priority is given to Port Edward residents, then Prince Rupert. Applicants must be 55 years or older and under a certain income limit. If they qualify, they go through an interview process.

Rent is $475 a month for every unit.

“I’m just happy this is another opportunity for seniors to have more reasonable rented places to live. They’re places that can be their home and they can feel comfortable and safe in,” White said.

In Prince Rupert, the new supportive modular housing project for at-risk and homeless people in Prince Rupert is well underway. The 36-units are being built currently at 1450 Park Ave. right next to the North Coast Transition Society, which will operate at this site as well.

More seniors housing is being built in Prince Rupert. The Metlakatla Senior’s Housing development on Seventh Avenue East — with 42-units — is expected to be move-in ready by November 2019.

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