Province responds to need for supportive housing with site in Maple Ridge

Province responds to need for supportive housing with site in Maple Ridge

The Province is making significant investments in providing supportive housing for people experiencing homelessness in communities throughout B.C., including through the Supportive Housing Fund and the Rapid Response to Homelessness program.

The Supportive Housing Fund invests $1.2 billion over 10 years to build 2,500 homes with 24/7 supports to help people who are at risk of or experiencing homelessness, and those in temporary housing. To date, 390 of these units have been allocated.

The Rapid Response to Homelessness program is an investment of $291 million for 2,000 modular housing units for people experiencing homelessness and more than $170 million over three years to provide 24/7 staffing and support services for these units. These units are fully allocated.

The following list represents the number of supportive housing projects and units in communities that are built or underway through investments by the current government:

Abbotsford: 2 projects / 83 homes

Burnaby: 1 project / 52 homes

Chilliwack: 2 projects / 92 homes

Courtenay: 1 project / 46 homes

Grand Forks: 1 project / 34 homes

Hope: 1 project / 20 homes

Kamloops: 3 projects / 163 homes

Kelowna: 3 projects / 148 homes

Langley: 1 project / 49 homes

Maple Ridge: 1 project / 53 homes

Nanaimo: 2 projects / 164 homes

New Westminster: 1 project / 44 homes

Parksville: 1 project / 55 homes

Penticton: 1 project / 62 homes

Port Alberni: 1 project / 35 homes

Powell River: 1 project / 40 homes

Prince Rupert: 1 project / 36 homes

Queen Charlotte: 1 project / 19 homes

Richmond: 1 project / 40 homes

Sechelt: 1 project / 40 homes

Smithers: 1 project / 24 homes

Surrey: number of projects to be confirmed / 360 homes

Terrace: 1 project / 52 homes

Vancouver: 12 projects / 726 homes

Vernon: 2 projects / 98 homes

Victoria: 1 project / 21 homes
As part of the $90-million Regional Housing First Program, the Province, Capital Regional District and the federal government are also creating an additional 2,000 new affordable rental housing homes for people in the Victoria region, with 400 of these homes designed to provide supportive housing for people experiencing homelessness.


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