New housing coming for homeless people in Smithers (flickr.com)

Media Contacts

Lindsay Byers

Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
250 952-0617

Rajvir Rao

BC Housing
604 456-8917

Backgrounders

Services and supports provided for modular housing

The B.C. government is allocating $170 million over three years to ensure all the new modular housing buildings in the province have around-the-clock staffing.

Experienced non-profit housing providers will be selected to operate the modular buildings.

Tenants will be provided with support based on their assessed need.

Examples of services and supports:

  • Meals;
  • Connecting residents to community supports, such as education and employment opportunities and health and wellness services;
  • Individual or group support services such as life skills, community information and social and recreational programs;
  • Case planning and needs assessment;
  • Other supports designed to assist residents in meeting their personal and housing goals, including culturally specific programs;
  • Assistance to access income assistance, pension benefits, disability benefits, obtaining a B.C. identification card or establishing a bank account;
  • Support for residents to maintain their home such as room de-cluttering, rent payment and repayment plans; and
  • No-cost laundry services, either on-site or off-site.