Municipal Affairs and Housing

New temporary housing for Surrey’s most vulnerable

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Municipal Affairs and Housing

New temporary housing for Surrey’s most vulnerable

Media Contacts
Lindsay Byers
Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
250 952-0617
Rajvir Rao
BC Housing
604 456-8917
Oliver Lum
City of Surrey
604 591 4519
Keir Macdonald
Deputy Executive Director
Lookout Housing and Health Society
604 354-5616
Fraser Health
604 613-0794 (media line)
Media Contacts
Lindsay Byers
Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
250 952-0617
Rajvir Rao
BC Housing
604 456-8917
Oliver Lum
City of Surrey
604 591 4519
Keir Macdonald
Deputy Executive Director
Lookout Housing and Health Society
604 354-5616
Fraser Health
604 613-0794 (media line)

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Services and supports provided for supportive housing

All new supportive housing buildings in the province are being provided with around-the-clock staffing to help young people, people with disabilities, seniors and others in critical need of housing.

Experienced, non-profit housing providers will provide support to tenants based on their assessed needs.

Some of the services and supports that will be provided to young people, seniors, people with disabilities and others who are homeless, or in danger of becoming homeless, are:

  • 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 learn how to operate and maintain a home; and
  • no-cost laundry services, either on-site or off-site.

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