PHS Community Services Society has been selected as the non-profit housing society to operate the former Super 8 hotel, which will soon provide safe and secure housing for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in Victoria.
The Province is investing approximately $6.5 million to buy and convert the 51-unit building into supportive housing.
PHS Society will manage day-to-day operations of the building, located at 2915 Douglas Street, and provide support services to tenants, including a meal program and employment and life skills training. An established non-profit provider, the society recently expanded into Victoria, currently operating the former Care Home at 844 Johnson Street.
The purchase of the Super 8 hotel is expected to be finalized by the end of September and it is expected that tenants will move in mid-November.
- For more than 20 years, PHS Community Services Society has been dedicated to supportive housing and support services for those in need in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.
- PHS Society currently operates 1,175 units of supportive housing at 24 sites in B.C.
- Since November 2015, the B.C. government has created more than 400 new units of shelter and transitional housing in Victoria to support people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
- Last year in Victoria, the Province invested approximately $32 million to provide subsidized housing and rent supplements for more than 5,100 households.
For more information about services and supports for the homeless in Victoria, please visit: www.housingmattersbc.ca/docs/fs_Homeless%20Supports_Victoria.pdf
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