Representatives of the Chard team were thrilled to be in attendance at the Canadian Home Builders’ Association of BC’s Georgie Awards Gala this past Saturday, June 4. More than 600 members of the CHBA-BC and their guests attended the Gala, where a total of 49 awards were presented in recognition of excellence in residential construction and development. The Chard team was extremely proud to take home the Provincial Award for Excellence in Housing Affordability for our project Vivid in Victoria!
Completed in 2021, Vivid represented a first-of-its-kind attainable homeownership opportunity through a unique partnership with BC Housing. The 135 modern, downtown Victoria homes were offered at 8% to 21% below appraised market value to qualified BC buyers. A market success – fulfilling a deep need for missing middle housing and helping to facilitate homeownership amongst middle income BC households – Vivid has since inspired Chard’s second attainable homeownership offering in Haven.
The Canadian Home Builders’ Association of British Columbia is the leading advocate of the residential construction industry across the province. Established in 1992, CHBA-BC’s Georgie Awards have been recognizing excellence in home building for 30 years.