CRD ups funding for Victoria’s motel purchase

The delayed conversion of two old Traveller's Inn motels may be sped up by some extra cash from the Capital Regional District.

The delayed conversion of two old Traveller’s Inn motels may be sped up by some extra cash from the Capital Regional District.

Last year, the City of Victoria purchased motels at 710 Queens Ave. and 120 Gorge Rd. E. It is now looking for funding partners to help renovate the buildings to house people facing chronic homelessness or families  facing unstable housing.

The CRD board voted last week to up its contribution to the projects from $500,000 to $1.2 million.

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