Nelson council has approved a direct cash contribution to the Nelson Cares Society’s Room To Live project.
That involves the $3 million upgrade to 38 units that are in the Ward Street Place downtown affordable housing building.
The city was going to grant $16,000 towards two units. But as Cares Executive Director Jenny Robinson explains $15,000 will now go towards one unit and future upkeep.
Regional District neighbours have also chipped in to the overall fundraising goal of $690,000.
The society has already secured $2.2 million for work on the 100-year old building.