Courtenay - Braidwood & Ryan Road (925 Braidwood Road)

Aerial map view of proposed project location


BC Housing and the City of Courtenay are working together in anticipation of building a proposed supportive housing development as well as a permanent, purpose-built shelter on a three-acre site at 925 Braidwood Rd, in Courtenay.

This housing is an important part of our effort to address the urgent need to offer culturally safe, indoor shelter to people experiencing homelessness in Courtenay. The ongoing homelessness crisis reflects significant demand for housing and shelter in Courtenay and the need to stop the cycle of homelessness. That’s why BC Housing has purchased land at 925 Braidwood Road.

When vulnerable people have stable housing with a range of supports, they can access things like health care, wellness services and skills training to help rebuild their lives, supporting healthy and safe communities for everyone.

What is supportive housing?

Supportive homes are typically self-contained apartments with on-site services. All tenants pay rent and receive individual case planning. Support services depend on a person’s needs, and can include:

  • daily meals
  • life skills training
  • employment assistance
  • referrals to health care
  • connections to other community services

People who live in supportive housing include young people, seniors, people with disabilities, people who have experienced trauma or poverty and people who have struggled with the high cost of housing.

Who will operate the site?

A trusted non-profit operator will be selected through a competitive and fair process to operate the supportive housing building and the shelter. Once announced, the operator will reach out to the neighbourhood to foster positive relationships and open communication. They would be responsible for managing the building, the property, and providing support services to the residents.

Rezoning and Development

The property will need to be rezoned for this specific purpose. The site would then require a development permit and building permit prior to start of construction—which could begin as early as 2025 (please note, timeline milestones may be subject to change).

Community Engagement

BC Housing will reach out to nearby businesses, stakeholders and neighbours to provide more information about the project ahead of the site being rezoned later this spring.

Questions and Comments

Questions and comments about the project can be submitted at any time through the form below.

You may also reach out to us at communityrelations@bchousing.org


BC Housing and the City of Courtenay are working together in anticipation of building a proposed supportive housing development as well as a permanent, purpose-built shelter on a three-acre site at 925 Braidwood Rd, in Courtenay.

This housing is an important part of our effort to address the urgent need to offer culturally safe, indoor shelter to people experiencing homelessness in Courtenay. The ongoing homelessness crisis reflects significant demand for housing and shelter in Courtenay and the need to stop the cycle of homelessness. That’s why BC Housing has purchased land at 925 Braidwood Road.

When vulnerable people have stable housing with a range of supports, they can access things like health care, wellness services and skills training to help rebuild their lives, supporting healthy and safe communities for everyone.

What is supportive housing?

Supportive homes are typically self-contained apartments with on-site services. All tenants pay rent and receive individual case planning. Support services depend on a person’s needs, and can include:

  • daily meals
  • life skills training
  • employment assistance
  • referrals to health care
  • connections to other community services

People who live in supportive housing include young people, seniors, people with disabilities, people who have experienced trauma or poverty and people who have struggled with the high cost of housing.

Who will operate the site?

A trusted non-profit operator will be selected through a competitive and fair process to operate the supportive housing building and the shelter. Once announced, the operator will reach out to the neighbourhood to foster positive relationships and open communication. They would be responsible for managing the building, the property, and providing support services to the residents.

Rezoning and Development

The property will need to be rezoned for this specific purpose. The site would then require a development permit and building permit prior to start of construction—which could begin as early as 2025 (please note, timeline milestones may be subject to change).

Community Engagement

BC Housing will reach out to nearby businesses, stakeholders and neighbours to provide more information about the project ahead of the site being rezoned later this spring.

Questions and Comments

Questions and comments about the project can be submitted at any time through the form below.

You may also reach out to us at communityrelations@bchousing.org

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