Canada | Rental Building Opens for Hospitality and Service Workers

A 39-suite rental building for workers in the hospitality and service industry will open in Nelson, Canada, next month.

The project would be owned and operated by the SHARE Housing Initiative Society.

Brittny Anderson, MLA for Nelson-Creston, said hospitality and service workers are critical to the economy and should not have to commute from out of town just for work.

The one-bedroom suites could be occupied by a single person or a couple and would rent for between $375-$950, depending on the income of the occupants, which must be less than $74,000.

Jim Reimer, the chairperson of SHARE and lead pastor for the Kootenay Christian Fellowship (KCF), said the project became a reality due to the hard work and dedication of the community and members of KCF and the SHARE Housing Initiative Society.

The project also received support from the City of Nelson, B.C. Government and the Columbia Basin Trust.