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More than 190 new supportive homes underway in Victoria

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Attorney General

More than 190 new supportive homes underway in Victoria

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Ministry of Attorney General
and Responsible for Housing
Media Relations
778 678-1572
BC Housing
Media Relations
media@bchousing.org
Bill Eisenhauer
Media Relations
City of Victoria
beisenhauer@victoria.ca
Media Contacts
Ministry of Attorney General
and Responsible for Housing
Media Relations
778 678-1572
BC Housing
Media Relations
media@bchousing.org
Bill Eisenhauer
Media Relations
City of Victoria
beisenhauer@victoria.ca

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Services, supports provided for supportive housing

All new 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 to 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:

  • 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 site or off site.

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