Duncan, 260 White Road


Located at 260 White Road, this new building will offer up to 50 permanent, purpose-built studio apartments to people who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness. The housing will be operated by an experienced, non-profit housing operator that will staff and manage the building 24/7 and provide building residents with support services, including medical health services, mental health and addictions services, food, laundry, and security. Priority would be given to Duncan residents who meet the eligibility criteria.

We recognize this is a new kind of housing in Duncan. In order to support the successful integration of the building and tenants into the surrounding community, in the coming weeks BC Housing and its partners will invite the community to explore ways to build an inclusive community where everyone has the opportunity for safe and healthy places to live and work. Construction is expected to be complete in early 2021.

You can send us your questions and feedback below, or email communityrelations@bchousing.org.


Located at 260 White Road, this new building will offer up to 50 permanent, purpose-built studio apartments to people who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness. The housing will be operated by an experienced, non-profit housing operator that will staff and manage the building 24/7 and provide building residents with support services, including medical health services, mental health and addictions services, food, laundry, and security. Priority would be given to Duncan residents who meet the eligibility criteria.

We recognize this is a new kind of housing in Duncan. In order to support the successful integration of the building and tenants into the surrounding community, in the coming weeks BC Housing and its partners will invite the community to explore ways to build an inclusive community where everyone has the opportunity for safe and healthy places to live and work. Construction is expected to be complete in early 2021.

You can send us your questions and feedback below, or email communityrelations@bchousing.org.

Please share your ideas for how we can support and build an inclusive community where everyone has the opportunity for a safe and healthy place to live.

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  • why isn"t there a forum as the is apartment and townhouses with kids and some old people are living in that area so the residents in that area should have vote in this as we will need to lock everthing up and look behind us we go for walks

    squirt asked 15 days ago

    Hello,

    We recognize that this is a new kind of housing for Duncan. Supportive housing is a self-contained studio home with supports provided on-site, to ensure people can achieve and maintain housing stability. Research has shown that supportive housing improves people’s lives, including increased housing stability, improved quality of life, improved health, positive community relations, and reduced use of emergency health services:https://www.bchousing.org/publications/Supportive-Housing-Resident-Outcomes-Summary-Report.pdf

    People who experience homelessness are as varied as any other neighbour. They may be seniors, people with disabilities, people who have employment but no housing, people who are working through mental health concerns and/or substance use. All residents in supportive housing have made a choice to work towards living a healthy, stable life.

    Supportive housing sites are considered with respect to proximity to community services (eg. shopping, health services and social activities). We want to hear from the community about how to successful integrate this new supportive housing within the community.

    BC Housing will select an experienced non-profit housing agency to manage the housing. They will staff the building 24/7 and provide the building’s residents with support services to help them lead healthier, safer lives. These supports include medical health services and mental health and addictions services, as well as food, laundry, and security.

  • The situation around the Warmland house is an absolute disaster. None of the promises made to the surrounding community have been kept. What assurances are there that this isn't going to end up in a similar fashion? And when you talk about the importance of community involvement, why is that people don't have a chance for input before the decisions are already made?

    jfriesen asked 18 days ago

    Hello,

    BC Housing and its partners are committed to responding to the housing crisis and ensuring people in Duncan have access to safe housing, a fundamental human right. We are working closely with the City of Duncan to expedite construction of these homes to meet the urgent need in the community.

    We recognize supportive housing is a new kind of housing in Duncan. In the coming weeks, in order to support the successful integration of the building and tenants into the surrounding community, BC Housing and its partners will invite the community to explore ways to build an inclusive community for everyone to have the opportunity for a safe and healthy place to live and work. 

    BC Housing is setting up community advisory committees (CACs) that will oversee the supportive housing’s integration within the community and will address any concerns raised by people in the neighbourhood. CACs are a key part of how we ensure that supportive housing buildings integrate well into their neighbourhoods, and our experience is that they have been very effective at helping communities work together to address possible concerns and ensure a positive connection with neighbours.