Chilliwack – Supportive Housing and Shelter

Project illustrative rendering of a supportive housing and shelter.

The image is conceptual only; final site and building design to be determined through the City of Chilliwack’s development permit process in accordance with established design guidelines

Rowat & Trethewey Avenue, Chilliwack

BC Housing is partnering with the Phoenix Drug and Alcohol Recovery and Education Society on a proposal to provide roughly 50 supportive homes and a 40-bed shelter for people experiencing homelessness in Chilliwack. This chosen location is ideal for the shelter and supportive housing as it close to public transportation, clinics, grocery stores and other services. 

About the proposed project: 

  • The supportive housing and the shelter would be in one development, with cultural spaces, meeting rooms and kitchen.
  • The proposed supportive homes would be studio apartments, with a bathroom and kitchen.
  • This housing will provide supports including tenant support workers, life skills training, employment assistance, connection and referral to community services and support groups.
  • Residents have access to counseling, as well as health, mental health and substance-use services through Fraser Health.
  • The 40-space shelter would replace the temporary Portal shelter at 46293 Yale Road.

For supportive housing, applicants will go through a thorough assessment process, residents will sign a program agreement and will pay rent.  Priority will be given to our vulnerable citizens living in the Chilliwack.

Operator

The Phoenix Drug and Alcohol Recovery and Education Society have been chosen as operator for the proposed supportive housing and shelter.

The Phoenix Society is a multi-service agency with over 30 years' experience. They have extensive experience within the Lower Mainland, providing accessible services and opportunities to people who face barriers related to addiction, mental health, housing, education, criminal justice involvement and/ or employment and are pleased to be welcoming them into the community.

Community Impact

The Province is fast-tracking the plan to start construction at this site to make sure people in need have access to safe and secure housing. Chilliwack recorded 306 people experiencing homelessness during the last Point-in-Time survey in 2020. This number has grown by 85 since the last count in 2017.

Community Engagement

To ensure that everyone has an opportunity to learn more, ask questions and provide feedback about this proposal we will be hosting two Community Engagement Sessions as we share information about this proposed project and how it will support people in the community who are at risk of or currently experiencing homelessness. The community will have the opportunity to hear from BC Housing, Fraser Health and the Phoenix Society.

These facilitated sessions will begin with a presentation to share information on the proposed project, followed by a question-and-answer period.

Please sign up for one of the following sessions (space is limited):


The image is conceptual only; final site and building design to be determined through the City of Chilliwack’s development permit process in accordance with established design guidelines

Rowat & Trethewey Avenue, Chilliwack

BC Housing is partnering with the Phoenix Drug and Alcohol Recovery and Education Society on a proposal to provide roughly 50 supportive homes and a 40-bed shelter for people experiencing homelessness in Chilliwack. This chosen location is ideal for the shelter and supportive housing as it close to public transportation, clinics, grocery stores and other services. 

About the proposed project: 

  • The supportive housing and the shelter would be in one development, with cultural spaces, meeting rooms and kitchen.
  • The proposed supportive homes would be studio apartments, with a bathroom and kitchen.
  • This housing will provide supports including tenant support workers, life skills training, employment assistance, connection and referral to community services and support groups.
  • Residents have access to counseling, as well as health, mental health and substance-use services through Fraser Health.
  • The 40-space shelter would replace the temporary Portal shelter at 46293 Yale Road.

For supportive housing, applicants will go through a thorough assessment process, residents will sign a program agreement and will pay rent.  Priority will be given to our vulnerable citizens living in the Chilliwack.

Operator

The Phoenix Drug and Alcohol Recovery and Education Society have been chosen as operator for the proposed supportive housing and shelter.

The Phoenix Society is a multi-service agency with over 30 years' experience. They have extensive experience within the Lower Mainland, providing accessible services and opportunities to people who face barriers related to addiction, mental health, housing, education, criminal justice involvement and/ or employment and are pleased to be welcoming them into the community.

Community Impact

The Province is fast-tracking the plan to start construction at this site to make sure people in need have access to safe and secure housing. Chilliwack recorded 306 people experiencing homelessness during the last Point-in-Time survey in 2020. This number has grown by 85 since the last count in 2017.

Community Engagement

To ensure that everyone has an opportunity to learn more, ask questions and provide feedback about this proposal we will be hosting two Community Engagement Sessions as we share information about this proposed project and how it will support people in the community who are at risk of or currently experiencing homelessness. The community will have the opportunity to hear from BC Housing, Fraser Health and the Phoenix Society.

These facilitated sessions will begin with a presentation to share information on the proposed project, followed by a question-and-answer period.

Please sign up for one of the following sessions (space is limited):


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