YWCA Moiz and Nadia Place in Richmond, British Columbia (Canada) formally opened

YWCA Moiz and Nadia Place, comprising 27 new homes, was officially opened on April 20, 2022. This complex offers housing to single mothers and their children, single women without dependents, prioritizing those who are fleeing violence from an intimate partner, women aged 55 and older, and those who wish to stay in the community. Moiz and Nadia are lead donors.

YWCA Moiz and Nadia Place. Image provided by contributor

The rental housing is owned and operated by YWCA Metro Vancouver, who purchased the homes from Keltic Development.

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BC Housing, through its HousingHub program, allocated $2.7 million in Federal Bilateral BC Priorities Housing Initiative funding to the YWCA for the purchase. The units were also made possible through the City of Richmond’s Low-End Market Rental Program, which creates affordable housing within multi-family developments throughout the city (BC Housing).

Moiz Lalani addressing guests at the inauguration. Image provided by contributor

The ceremony was attended by the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Housing and Diversity and Inclusion; the Honourable David Eby, Attorney General and Minister Responsible for Housing in British Columbia; Malcolm Brody, Mayor of the City of Richmond; and Michelle Sing, Interim CEO, YWCA Metro Vancouver (More at BC News).

In his address, Moiz said “Charity and giving are the most important values of the Ismaili faith, especially when giving to benefit women and children.”

More information at YWCA Metro Vancouver and BC Housing

Author: ismailimail

Independent, civil society media featuring Ismaili Muslim community, inter and intra faith endeavors, achievements and humanitarian works.

One thought

  1. Wow! What a beautiful and amazing cause! I am sure a lot of families will benefit from this project and feel safe to bring up their families! Kudos to Moez and Nadia! True Ismaili blessings!


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