Port Alberni, Vimy Street - Second Stage Housing

Illustrative rendering of proposed housing and landscaping. It is a two-storey residential building with 22 units ranging from studios to three-bedroom units


Overview

BC Housing and Alberni Community and Women's Services Society (ACAWS) are proposing to develop 22 new units of second stage housing for women, with or without children, who have experienced or are at risk of violence at 4440 Vimy Street in Port Alberni.

Community Engagement

Due to COVID restrictions, all community engagement activities are now happening online. You can find more information about this and similar projects below and in the document library and important links sections. We encourage you to submit questions and comments in the Q&A below. You can also submit questions and comments to: communityrelations@bchousing.org.

Second Stage Housing

Second stage housing is safe, affordable short-term housing with support services. Second stage housing is typically accessed by women and families after they have stayed in a transition house. Women and their children typically stay in second stage independent housing no longer than 18 months.

Second stage housing helps women and families transition to independent living. Supportive educational programs can include financial literacy, building self-esteem and referral services. Support services are provided according to each woman’s expressed needs. They may include parenting support, access to information and education regarding the impacts of domestic violence, and crisis and emotional support for women and children.

When considering sites to develop new second stage housing, BC Housing looks for proximity to public transportation, health care centres, childcare providers and schools, community resources, grocery/drug stores, educational and recreational facilities, and pedestrian and/or bicycle friendly travel.

Project Details

The proposed development is a two-storey residential building with 22 units ranging from studios to three-bedroom units. BC Housing, on behalf of the City of Port Alberni, is submitting applications for subdivision, OCP amendment, Zoning Bylaw amendment and building permit approvals.

The site is owned by the City of Port Alberni. BC Housing would lease the land to build second stage housing, pending finalization of a lease agreement.

ACAWS, an experienced operator in Port Alberni that is committed to building a healthy community for those impacted by violence and abuse, would manage the new housing. They currently operate a confidential transition house in Port Alberni and provide a range of services for women, children and families.

This project is being funded through the Building BC: Women’s Transition Housing Fund, which is an investment of $734 million over the next 10 years to build and operate 1,500 new units of housing for women, including transition houses, safe homes, second stage and long-term housing.


Overview

BC Housing and Alberni Community and Women's Services Society (ACAWS) are proposing to develop 22 new units of second stage housing for women, with or without children, who have experienced or are at risk of violence at 4440 Vimy Street in Port Alberni.

Community Engagement

Due to COVID restrictions, all community engagement activities are now happening online. You can find more information about this and similar projects below and in the document library and important links sections. We encourage you to submit questions and comments in the Q&A below. You can also submit questions and comments to: communityrelations@bchousing.org.

Second Stage Housing

Second stage housing is safe, affordable short-term housing with support services. Second stage housing is typically accessed by women and families after they have stayed in a transition house. Women and their children typically stay in second stage independent housing no longer than 18 months.

Second stage housing helps women and families transition to independent living. Supportive educational programs can include financial literacy, building self-esteem and referral services. Support services are provided according to each woman’s expressed needs. They may include parenting support, access to information and education regarding the impacts of domestic violence, and crisis and emotional support for women and children.

When considering sites to develop new second stage housing, BC Housing looks for proximity to public transportation, health care centres, childcare providers and schools, community resources, grocery/drug stores, educational and recreational facilities, and pedestrian and/or bicycle friendly travel.

Project Details

The proposed development is a two-storey residential building with 22 units ranging from studios to three-bedroom units. BC Housing, on behalf of the City of Port Alberni, is submitting applications for subdivision, OCP amendment, Zoning Bylaw amendment and building permit approvals.

The site is owned by the City of Port Alberni. BC Housing would lease the land to build second stage housing, pending finalization of a lease agreement.

ACAWS, an experienced operator in Port Alberni that is committed to building a healthy community for those impacted by violence and abuse, would manage the new housing. They currently operate a confidential transition house in Port Alberni and provide a range of services for women, children and families.

This project is being funded through the Building BC: Women’s Transition Housing Fund, which is an investment of $734 million over the next 10 years to build and operate 1,500 new units of housing for women, including transition houses, safe homes, second stage and long-term housing.

Have a question or comment? Please submit below.

loader image
Didn't receive confirmation?
Seems like you are already registered, please provide the password. Forgot your password? Create a new one now.