The site for a second permanent supportive housing project proposed in Surrey will provide approximately 60 safe and secure homes for people experiencing homelessness.
In collaboration with the City of Surrey and Lookout Housing and Health Society, the Province is proposing to build the new housing on city-owned land at 14706 104 Ave.
The supportive housing project would be managed by Lookout, a non-profit with considerable experience operating similar housing and shelters in the area. These include the Guildford Shelter, which is located next to the proposed project and has been operating for two years.
BC Housing has submitted a rezoning application to the city. Neighbours and the broader community are invited to attend a public information session on June 20, 2019. Project partners will be on hand to answer questions and people will have an opportunity to view preliminary building design drawings. Full event details will be mailed directly to local residents, businesses and posted online: https://letstalkhousingbc.ca/surrey
If the project is approved, BC Housing estimates the housing will be complete by late 2020.
The Province and the City of Surrey have made a commitment to work together to deliver 250 permanent supportive modular homes in Surrey. This city-owned land is the second permanent site to be identified as part of this commitment.
BC Housing and the city are working to find other sites in areas throughout the city to create additional permanent supportive homes. The remaining sites will be announced in the coming months as project proposals are finalized.
To find out what the Province is doing to improve housing affordability, visit: https://news.gov.bc.ca/factsheets/bc-government-addressing-housing-affordability-challenges
Read Homes for B.C., government’s 30-point plan to address housing affordability for British Columbians: https://bcbudget.gov.bc.ca/2018/homesbc/2018_Homes_For_BC.pdf