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Supportive housing creating more than 2,000 jobs

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Office of the Premier

Supportive housing creating more than 2,000 jobs

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Sage Aaron
Director of Communications
Office of the Premier
778 678-0832
Lindsay Byers
Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
250 952-0617
Media Contacts
Sage Aaron
Director of Communications
Office of the Premier
778 678-0832
Lindsay Byers
Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
250 952-0617

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Status of the Building BC Rapid Response to Homelessness program

The Building BC Rapid Response to Homelessness program is providing an immediate response to homelessness throughout the province and will provide residents of the modular homes with 24/7 support services. The program goal is to build 2,000 supportive modular homes over the next two years.

Currently, more than 1,600 units of modular housing have been announced for people experiencing homelessness in B.C. in 17 communities.

All new modular 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 housing need.

The Province is investing $170 million over three years to help those with the highest housing needs to build new beginnings. 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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