Municipal Affairs and Housing

Supportive housing shown to be making peoples’ lives better

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Municipal Affairs and Housing

Supportive housing shown to be making peoples’ lives better

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Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
Media Relations
778 584-2433
Laura Mathews
BC Housing
604 439-8571
Media Contacts
Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
Media Relations
778 584-2433
Laura Mathews
BC Housing
604 439-8571

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Services, supports provided for modular housing

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

The Province is providing annual operating funding to help those with the highest housing needs build new beginnings. Experienced staff provide support to tenants, based on their assessed needs.

Services and supports provided to young people, seniors, people with disabilities and others who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness, include:

  • both on-site supports and connection to additional specialized supports in their community;
  • supports that are tailored to the needs of the residents, including education and employment opportunities, and health and wellness services, including mental health and addiction treatment programs;
  • individual or group support services, such as life skills, community information and social and recreational programs;
  • meals;
  • case planning and needs assessment;
  • other supports designed to assist residents in meeting their personal and housing goals, including culturally specific programs;
  • help accessing 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- or off-site.

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