Como Lake Gardens ready soon.
Como Lake Gardens is a YWCA Metro Vancouver supportive housing development with construction due to complete in the next couple of months. The YWCA will take possession the the building toward the end of March and families will begin moving in shortly thereafter. The 4 storey building located at 528 Como Lake Avenue, which is designed to meet LEED gold standards and incorporates "green-friendly" standards, will contain 30 residential units.
This is a housing project for single moms and their children and it already has a waiting list. The rent is based on 30% of the mother's income and support will be available 4 days a week to help parents connect with YWCA services as well as daycare and education in the area. This project is made possible by the granting of a 60-year lease (for one dollar per year) by the City of Coquitlam, a mortgage provided by key project partner BC Housing and monies contributed by Generous YWCA donors.