Chilliwack - 45466 Yale Road

The Travelodge hotel in Chilliwack.

Image courtesy of Google Maps.

The province, through BC Housing, has purchased the 82-room Travelodge Hotel at 45466 Yale Road in Chilliwack, as part of a long-term plan to provide safe, supportive housing for those at risk or experiencing homelessness in Chilliwack.

Since April 2020, BC Housing has been leasing hotel rooms as a temporary shelter and isolation centre. Ruth and Naomi’s Mission has been managing the leased rooms and will continue to manage the new supportive housing.

Short-term, this building will continue to be an emergency response centre and isolation centre, with the intent on becoming homes with supports. The Travelodge purchase is part of the solution for The Portal shelter, scheduled to close on July 15, 2021. The proposed permanent shelter and supportive housing at Rowat and Trethewey Avenue is scheduled to be completed in spring 2022. Ruth and Naomi’s OASIS Residential Addictions Treatment Services Program will be moving into the hotel. The isolation centre will remain at the Travelodge; BC Housing will continue to work with Fraser Health to address the need for safe isolation in the community.

Staff will continue to be on-site 24 hours a day to make sure residents can succeed, maintain housing, and receive important supports such as life skill training, wellness checks, referrals to health services and skill development programs. All residents will sign a program agreement with Ruth and Naomi’s and pay rent.

The Travelodge purchase is part of a long-term plan to address homelessness in the City of Chilliwack.

The City and BC Housing continues to work collaboratively to assess the needs of the community and work with local service providers to ensure these are being met.

Operator

Ruth and Naomi’s Mission will continue to remain as the operator. Ruth and Naomi’s has provided community services, addictions treatment and support services to the Chilliwack community for over 20 years.

Community Dialogue

BC Housing will apply to rezone the property for housing. An application will be submitted to the city and follow the municipal rezoning process. Once we have a timeline, we will communicate this. The website will also be updated as more information becomes available.

BC Housing is committed to an ongoing community dialogue and invites the community to learn more about the project and address questions that neighbours may have. We will be engaging with the community throughout the rezoning process. This webpage will be updated with additional information when available to share.

We welcome questions and comments below in the Q&A or by email to: communityrelations@bchousing.org

Image courtesy of Google Maps.

The province, through BC Housing, has purchased the 82-room Travelodge Hotel at 45466 Yale Road in Chilliwack, as part of a long-term plan to provide safe, supportive housing for those at risk or experiencing homelessness in Chilliwack.

Since April 2020, BC Housing has been leasing hotel rooms as a temporary shelter and isolation centre. Ruth and Naomi’s Mission has been managing the leased rooms and will continue to manage the new supportive housing.

Short-term, this building will continue to be an emergency response centre and isolation centre, with the intent on becoming homes with supports. The Travelodge purchase is part of the solution for The Portal shelter, scheduled to close on July 15, 2021. The proposed permanent shelter and supportive housing at Rowat and Trethewey Avenue is scheduled to be completed in spring 2022. Ruth and Naomi’s OASIS Residential Addictions Treatment Services Program will be moving into the hotel. The isolation centre will remain at the Travelodge; BC Housing will continue to work with Fraser Health to address the need for safe isolation in the community.

Staff will continue to be on-site 24 hours a day to make sure residents can succeed, maintain housing, and receive important supports such as life skill training, wellness checks, referrals to health services and skill development programs. All residents will sign a program agreement with Ruth and Naomi’s and pay rent.

The Travelodge purchase is part of a long-term plan to address homelessness in the City of Chilliwack.

The City and BC Housing continues to work collaboratively to assess the needs of the community and work with local service providers to ensure these are being met.

Operator

Ruth and Naomi’s Mission will continue to remain as the operator. Ruth and Naomi’s has provided community services, addictions treatment and support services to the Chilliwack community for over 20 years.

Community Dialogue

BC Housing will apply to rezone the property for housing. An application will be submitted to the city and follow the municipal rezoning process. Once we have a timeline, we will communicate this. The website will also be updated as more information becomes available.

BC Housing is committed to an ongoing community dialogue and invites the community to learn more about the project and address questions that neighbours may have. We will be engaging with the community throughout the rezoning process. This webpage will be updated with additional information when available to share.

We welcome questions and comments below in the Q&A or by email to: communityrelations@bchousing.org

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