Cranbrook – 621 Cranbrook Street North


BC Housing and Community Connections Society of Southeast BC (CSSBC) are working together to create 30 homes with support services at 621 Cranbrook Street North (Lazy Bear Lodge). These homes will be for local seniors and adults who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

This project is an important part of our continued effort to address the urgent need to offer housing to people experiencing homelessness in the community. This site will require rezoning and renovations. We currently expect this housing to open in early 2025.

We will offer these homes mainly to older adults and vulnerable seniors, including current guests of the temporary shelter at the Cranbrook Travelodge (1417 Cranbrook Street North), which is scheduled to close. Any remaining shelter guests from the Travelodge will be able to access spaces at a new 40-space shelter planned for 209 16th Avenue North. This shelter is also expected to open in early 2025.

Supportive housing

Supportive housing is for adults who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness and need supports to maintain their housing. People living in supportive housing can be adults, seniors, people with disabilities, or anyone who has experienced trauma, poverty, or struggled with the high cost of housing. Supportive housing typically includes services such as meals and referrals to health and community supports. Many also provide culturally informed services.

Learn more about the Community Benefits of Supportive Housing.

The operator

Community Connections Society of Southeast BC (CCSSBC) will operate this housing and provide services to the residents. CCSSBC is an experienced non-profit charitable organization who has been providing valuable programs and services to people in the Cranbrook and East Kootenay region since 1982. Learn more about CCSSBC by visiting ccscranbrook.ca.

Community engagement

A caring community can contribute greatly to the success of supportive housing residents. BC Housing and Community Connections of Southeast BC commit to being good neighbours and keeping lines of communication open. We will share direct contact information for the shelter when it is available.

For questions about the site and renovation work, please contact BC Housing by emailing communityrelations@bchousing.org.

For questions about the supportive housing program, please contact Community Connections of Southeast BC by emailing executivedirector@ccssebc.com.


BC Housing and Community Connections Society of Southeast BC (CSSBC) are working together to create 30 homes with support services at 621 Cranbrook Street North (Lazy Bear Lodge). These homes will be for local seniors and adults who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

This project is an important part of our continued effort to address the urgent need to offer housing to people experiencing homelessness in the community. This site will require rezoning and renovations. We currently expect this housing to open in early 2025.

We will offer these homes mainly to older adults and vulnerable seniors, including current guests of the temporary shelter at the Cranbrook Travelodge (1417 Cranbrook Street North), which is scheduled to close. Any remaining shelter guests from the Travelodge will be able to access spaces at a new 40-space shelter planned for 209 16th Avenue North. This shelter is also expected to open in early 2025.

Supportive housing

Supportive housing is for adults who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness and need supports to maintain their housing. People living in supportive housing can be adults, seniors, people with disabilities, or anyone who has experienced trauma, poverty, or struggled with the high cost of housing. Supportive housing typically includes services such as meals and referrals to health and community supports. Many also provide culturally informed services.

Learn more about the Community Benefits of Supportive Housing.

The operator

Community Connections Society of Southeast BC (CCSSBC) will operate this housing and provide services to the residents. CCSSBC is an experienced non-profit charitable organization who has been providing valuable programs and services to people in the Cranbrook and East Kootenay region since 1982. Learn more about CCSSBC by visiting ccscranbrook.ca.

Community engagement

A caring community can contribute greatly to the success of supportive housing residents. BC Housing and Community Connections of Southeast BC commit to being good neighbours and keeping lines of communication open. We will share direct contact information for the shelter when it is available.

For questions about the site and renovation work, please contact BC Housing by emailing communityrelations@bchousing.org.

For questions about the supportive housing program, please contact Community Connections of Southeast BC by emailing executivedirector@ccssebc.com.

Page last updated: 27 May 2024, 11:14 AM