Updated: 2/05/2013 7:22 pm
Coming to the Crossroads is exciting for many but what happens when they get here and can’t find a place to live? It's a problem that's plagued Victoria for quite some time and it just seems to be getting worse.
Victoria is an expert when it comes to bringing new residents, but when it comes to putting a roof over their heads that's a different story. The housing shortage has not only affected apartments but there’s also a shortage in low-income housing, causing places like Bretton Village to struggle.
However, according to the city of Victoria, with 113 single family home permits issued in 2012, the future for homeowners looks bright. Especially compared to 2010, when only 41 were issued but for those looking to rent. According to the city of Victoria development services, three more apartment complexes could be making their way to the Crossroads in the coming years. While none have yet to start construction, they all look positive, and would add more than 200-hundred and 50 new apartments to the area.
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