Dawson Creek Supportive Housing

Illustration of supportive housing building


BC Housing, the City of Dawson Creek and the South Peace Community Resources Society (SPCRS) are working together to provide 30 new homes with supports for people experiencing or at-risk of homelessness. The proposed site of this project is 1024, 1028, 1032, and 1036 104 Avenue. The City of Dawson Creek is donating the land and a rezoning application has been submitted.

BC Housing and SPCRS will work with local service providers to tenant the building with the right mix of residents to match the supports.

Community Engagement

We invite you to join us in virtual information sessions with representatives from BC Housing, the City of Dawson Creek and SPCRS to learn more about the plan for the new supportive housing, have your questions answered, and provide feedback to the project team. We want to hear from you about how to ensure the success of supportive housing in the community. All input will be collected and shared with the City of Dawson Creek as part of the rezoning application process. Registration details coming soon.

Partners

BC Housing would fund the construction and the operation of the housing. The City of Dawson Creek is donating the land for this project. SPCRS, a non-profit organization with over 45 years of experience providing services in the region, would oversee the day-to-day management of the building. Staff would be onsite 24/7 and provide a range of support services including daily meals, access to health care services, and connection to community services and support groups.

The design is an apartment style modular building with a mix of 30 units for individuals and couples. Construction is estimated to start September 2020 and complete in early 2021.



BC Housing, the City of Dawson Creek and the South Peace Community Resources Society (SPCRS) are working together to provide 30 new homes with supports for people experiencing or at-risk of homelessness. The proposed site of this project is 1024, 1028, 1032, and 1036 104 Avenue. The City of Dawson Creek is donating the land and a rezoning application has been submitted.

BC Housing and SPCRS will work with local service providers to tenant the building with the right mix of residents to match the supports.

Community Engagement

We invite you to join us in virtual information sessions with representatives from BC Housing, the City of Dawson Creek and SPCRS to learn more about the plan for the new supportive housing, have your questions answered, and provide feedback to the project team. We want to hear from you about how to ensure the success of supportive housing in the community. All input will be collected and shared with the City of Dawson Creek as part of the rezoning application process. Registration details coming soon.

Partners

BC Housing would fund the construction and the operation of the housing. The City of Dawson Creek is donating the land for this project. SPCRS, a non-profit organization with over 45 years of experience providing services in the region, would oversee the day-to-day management of the building. Staff would be onsite 24/7 and provide a range of support services including daily meals, access to health care services, and connection to community services and support groups.

The design is an apartment style modular building with a mix of 30 units for individuals and couples. Construction is estimated to start September 2020 and complete in early 2021.


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  • Is this housing only going to be available for those who find themselves on the street due to unforeseen circumstances or will it be available for those who have no means to support themselves or are in circumstances that prevent them from living/existing as they have for previous years? Will there be long, short and temporary housing available? What age range will the housing be provided? We have a number of young people (15-18 yrs) living on the street or couch surfing, will they be able to access? Is there consideration of seasonal access, such as summer vrs winter? I ask because I know that many of the homeless in our town use the dense forested park near our home to set up "camp" in the warmer months. We have no means to shelter people during long periods of extreme cold in this community, is this housing going to be available for those who choose the "homeless life-style" during these temporary conditions?

    Elaine Asked 13 days ago

    This permanent supportive housing would be available for people over the age of 19 who are experiencing homelessness or who are at risk of homelessness and who need additional support services to maintain housing. Priority would be given to people who already live in the Dawson Creek area. 

    BC Housing’s goal is to provide programs and services that seek to break the cycle of homelessness. This would be permanent supportive housing - there is no set timeline. Supportive housing provides a home as well as 24/7 on-site support services. People who live in supportive housing apply and go through a thorough assessment process, and they pay rent.

    When basic needs are met (warm housing, daily meals and hygiene), we see many people access support services, stabilize their lives, achieve employment and move into independent housing. 

    South Peace Community Resources Society would work with each resident to understand their needs and goals and provide the support they need to have successful tenancies. We recognize that there are diverse housing needs in the community, including youth, and we will continue to work together with our partners on finding housing solutions.