CRD ups funding for motel purchase

Conversion of Victoria hotel chain units could speed up

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. The city 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.