Ladysmith Temporary Shelter - 440 1st Avenue

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There is a need for safe shelter in Ladysmith. This shelter will provide a safe space during the COVID-19 pandemic for people experiencing homelessness.

BC Housing is applying for a temporary use permit for 440 1st Ave in Ladysmith (Island Hotel). If approved, it will be used as a temporary shelter.

The Ladysmith Resources Centre Association will operate the shelter.

The shelter at 440 1st Ave. will:

  • Be operated and staffed 24/7
  • Provide 10 shelter beds
  • Provide 2 meals and 1 snack per day
  • Follow all COVID safety measures

We want to share more information and to answer your questions

BC Housing hosted a Community Information Session on February 10, 2021 from 6:30-7:30 pm.

The temporary shelter may remain open until February 22, 2022 or 90 days after the Government of BC lifts the Provincial State of Emergency for COVID-19, whichever comes first.

Please leave questions and comments below. You can also contact us at: communityrelations@bchousing.org



There is a need for safe shelter in Ladysmith. This shelter will provide a safe space during the COVID-19 pandemic for people experiencing homelessness.

BC Housing is applying for a temporary use permit for 440 1st Ave in Ladysmith (Island Hotel). If approved, it will be used as a temporary shelter.

The Ladysmith Resources Centre Association will operate the shelter.

The shelter at 440 1st Ave. will:

  • Be operated and staffed 24/7
  • Provide 10 shelter beds
  • Provide 2 meals and 1 snack per day
  • Follow all COVID safety measures

We want to share more information and to answer your questions

BC Housing hosted a Community Information Session on February 10, 2021 from 6:30-7:30 pm.

The temporary shelter may remain open until February 22, 2022 or 90 days after the Government of BC lifts the Provincial State of Emergency for COVID-19, whichever comes first.

Please leave questions and comments below. You can also contact us at: communityrelations@bchousing.org


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