Oak Bay covers Threshold’s 2016 taxes

Society requests $4,223 grant to cover municipal property taxes

Oak Bay will cover its 2016 taxes for Threshold House.

The new Threshold Housing Society operation opened on Granite Street on Sept. 1, about month after taking occupation of the building.

The Oak Bay home offers transitional housing for youth at risk of becoming homeless.

Threshold’s mission is to supply supported independent housing units that offer the physical and emotional stability for school completion, work training, and employment while a youth works toward independence.

Threshold sought a $4,223 grant to cover operating costs for the transitional housing project at 2095 Granite St. – specifically the Oak Bay portion of taxes for 2016, said Mark Muldoon, executive director.

They plan to apply again next year, Muldoon said, for the full amount.

Coun. Hazel Braithwaite noted she’d support it this year, but would have a hard look in 2017.

“It’s one of those things I believe should be supported by the provincial government,” she said.

Oak Bay agreed to grant an amortized amount, for five months of the year not to exceed the $4,223.

 

 

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