Abbotsford – Lonzo Road Shelter

Lonzo Road Shelter in Abbotsford. Wooden steps and large accessabilty ramp.


BC Housing has built a 50-bed shelter at 34520 Lonzo Road in Abbotsford. This project is part of a larger plan to create more permanent supportive homes in the area.

The new shelter at Lonzo Road is replacing the shelter at 1640 Riverside Road. This allows us to build 61 new, permanent supportive homes on the Riverside Road property.

About the Site

The land at Lonzo Road and Sumas Way is owned by the B.C. Transportation Financing Authority and licensed to BC Housing.

Outreach workers have connected with people who are sheltering on this lot to offer other shelter options and moving supports. Throughout this process, BC Housing and our partners used a healing-informed approach that centres peoples’ health, safety and individual needs.

Site design may be subject to change.

Operations

The new shelter at Lonzo Road provides:

  • 50 rooms for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness
  • Spaces for all genders
  • Shared washrooms
  • 3 meals per day
  • Laundry
  • Individual case planning
  • Referrals to health care and other services

Safety measures for shelter guests and the wider community will include:

  • Staff onsite 24/7
  • Perimeter fencing with controlled access
  • Security cameras & lighting
  • Regular perimeter checks
  • Regular property maintenance

Lookout Housing and Health Society will operate the building and provide services to its guests. Lookout has over 50 years of experience providing shelter and support services in the local community. Learn more by visiting lookoutsociety.ca.

Community Engagement

We commit to keeping lines of communication open throughout this project. In June 2023 and April 2024, BC Housing reached out to neighbours and nearby businesses by mail and email. We shared the news about this shelter and provided contact information for questions or concerns.

Neighbours can also email communityrelations@bchousing.org at any time.


BC Housing has built a 50-bed shelter at 34520 Lonzo Road in Abbotsford. This project is part of a larger plan to create more permanent supportive homes in the area.

The new shelter at Lonzo Road is replacing the shelter at 1640 Riverside Road. This allows us to build 61 new, permanent supportive homes on the Riverside Road property.

About the Site

The land at Lonzo Road and Sumas Way is owned by the B.C. Transportation Financing Authority and licensed to BC Housing.

Outreach workers have connected with people who are sheltering on this lot to offer other shelter options and moving supports. Throughout this process, BC Housing and our partners used a healing-informed approach that centres peoples’ health, safety and individual needs.

Site design may be subject to change.

Operations

The new shelter at Lonzo Road provides:

  • 50 rooms for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness
  • Spaces for all genders
  • Shared washrooms
  • 3 meals per day
  • Laundry
  • Individual case planning
  • Referrals to health care and other services

Safety measures for shelter guests and the wider community will include:

  • Staff onsite 24/7
  • Perimeter fencing with controlled access
  • Security cameras & lighting
  • Regular perimeter checks
  • Regular property maintenance

Lookout Housing and Health Society will operate the building and provide services to its guests. Lookout has over 50 years of experience providing shelter and support services in the local community. Learn more by visiting lookoutsociety.ca.

Community Engagement

We commit to keeping lines of communication open throughout this project. In June 2023 and April 2024, BC Housing reached out to neighbours and nearby businesses by mail and email. We shared the news about this shelter and provided contact information for questions or concerns.

Neighbours can also email communityrelations@bchousing.org at any time.

Page last updated: 18 Jun 2024, 01:58 PM