The Province of British Columbia and the City of Surrey have partnered to respond to an urgent need for housing assistance in the community.
On Tuesday, the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing issued a news release to announce that the Province of British Columbia and the City of Surrey have partnered to respond to an urgent need for housing assistance in the community.
As of June 19, 2018, approximately 160 individuals experiencing homelessness will be offered housing, as well as health and social supports. Based on assessed need, people living along 135A Street will either be offered supportive housing at the temporary buildings that were announced in January, or shelter beds at one of several local shelters.
The supportive housing is located at: - 10662 King George Blvd. - 13550 105 Ave. - 13425 107A Ave. The 160 units of temporary housing will include secure, individual rooms, with private bathrooms. Residents will have access to meal programs, counselling and medical offices, 24/7 staffing, and life and employment skills programming.
Lookout Housing and Health Society will operate all three buildings. Fraser Health and Lookout Society will also operate an intensive case management team at the temporary housing, to assist those facing significant challenges with health, mental health, substance use, poverty, education and housing, by connecting them to support services and treatment.
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