In the August 2, 2018 column Top Comments, one writer questions why there are empty units in the “brown social housing located on McKay/Kootenay”, when the need for low-rental housing in the city is acute.
The 56 units on McKay did, until 2015, form part of the B.C. Ministry of Housing’s Low-Rental Housing facilities in Prince Rupert. However, in that year the BC Housing Authority leased those units to Muks-Kum-Ol Housing Society for their use only. Subsequent to the BC Housing Authority’s decision to lease them to Muks-Kum-Ol, the 56 units were removed from the B.C. Public Housing List and were no longer available to the general public.
Prince Rupert, B.C.