The province has announced the Sunshine Coast Lions Housing Society is receiving 10 point 4 million dollars to build a new five-story building at the Greenecourt complex.

The new building, on Medusa Street, will replace two of the aging buildings in the current complex and will add 104 affordable rental units for seniors on fixed incomes and people with disabilities.

Nicholas Simons, MLA for Powell River-Sunshine Coast says with these affordable rentals, the province is providing homes for people who have been squeezed out of a tight rental market, helping them maintain their connection to their community and to their loved ones.

The Sunshine Coast Lions Housing Society will own and operate the building.

Construction is scheduled to begin in summer 2019.

The announcement comes on the heels of another last week that will see 40 supportive housing units built on the former RCMP site on School Road in Gibsons.