Nanaimo - 285 Prideaux Street – Supportive Housing

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285 Prideaux Street (Community Services Building) is owned by the City of Nanaimo. A portion of the existing Community Services Building will be used as a COVID-19 emergency response centre starting Summer 2020. The proposal is to build approximately 50 new permanent homes with supports for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness in Nanaimo. The city will work with the community organizations who lease space in the building to meet their needs elsewhere in the community. BC Housing will request a long-term lease for the site from the City of Nanaimo.

All new supportive housing buildings in the province have around-the-clock staffing to help young people, people with disabilities, seniors and others in critical need of housing. Nanaimo Region John Howard Society, an experienced local provider, will operate the site and provide supports to tenants. Supports include medical and mental health and addictions services, as well as food, laundry and security. All residents will pay rent.

Virtual Neighbourhood Meeting

BC Housing and its partners invite you to join us at one of two virtual neighbourhood meetings to learn more about the proposal for 285 Prideaux Street, have your questions answered and provide feedback to the project team. Registration information is available in the Key Dates section.

You can also send questions and feedback to communityrelations@bchousing.org. We welcome your feedback.

Community Advisory Committee

We will be looking at setting up a Community Advisory Committee (CAC) with representatives from BC Housing, the housing operator, other partners, community organizations and community members. We will also be working with established neighbourhood associations and organizations to successfully integrate the new buildings and residents into the community.



285 Prideaux Street (Community Services Building) is owned by the City of Nanaimo. A portion of the existing Community Services Building will be used as a COVID-19 emergency response centre starting Summer 2020. The proposal is to build approximately 50 new permanent homes with supports for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness in Nanaimo. The city will work with the community organizations who lease space in the building to meet their needs elsewhere in the community. BC Housing will request a long-term lease for the site from the City of Nanaimo.

All new supportive housing buildings in the province have around-the-clock staffing to help young people, people with disabilities, seniors and others in critical need of housing. Nanaimo Region John Howard Society, an experienced local provider, will operate the site and provide supports to tenants. Supports include medical and mental health and addictions services, as well as food, laundry and security. All residents will pay rent.

Virtual Neighbourhood Meeting

BC Housing and its partners invite you to join us at one of two virtual neighbourhood meetings to learn more about the proposal for 285 Prideaux Street, have your questions answered and provide feedback to the project team. Registration information is available in the Key Dates section.

You can also send questions and feedback to communityrelations@bchousing.org. We welcome your feedback.

Community Advisory Committee

We will be looking at setting up a Community Advisory Committee (CAC) with representatives from BC Housing, the housing operator, other partners, community organizations and community members. We will also be working with established neighbourhood associations and organizations to successfully integrate the new buildings and residents into the community.


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  • Who is answering these questions and why are you not answering any of them? Seems to me like a lot of cut and paste which makes you look foolish. We will have to live with this housing while you are living in Woodgrove.

    gf Asked 2 days ago

    Hello, 

    Questions to our Let’s Talk website are responded to by BC Housing’s Community Relations team, with input from our planning and operations teams, as well as with our partners from the City of Nanaimo. It is important to us ensure questions and concerns from the community are being responded to. Do you have a question that has not  yet been answered? Please let us know. You can also send questions to communityrelations@bchousing.org