Port Coquitlam - Kelly Avenue

The province has purchased properties at 2365 and 2371 Kelly Avenue in Port Coquitlam and will begin the process to redevelop the land.

BC Housing is partnering with New View Society on a proposal to provide approximately 50 new homes on this property for people living with a mental illness.

Operator

New View Society will be operating these new homes with supports and has over 45 years of experience delivering mental health support in Port Coquitlam. As a multi-service community agency, New View supports individuals needing housing, seeking employment, and living with mental illness in the Tri-Cities area.

New View will provide housing and services with a person-centered approach working closely with residents to support them and help them thrive. Society staff will be on-site 24 hours a day to ensure residents receive important supports such as:

  • life skills training
  • mental health supports
  • and other skill development programs

If approved, BC Housing and New View would be working closely with Fraser Health to ensure programming and services align with the needs of the residents.

Community Information

This is a proposed project and still early in its development. We will continue to update the webpage with information as it becomes available and keep the community informed.

Your feedback and comments are important to us

We welcome questions and comments below or by email to: communityrelations@bchousing.org.

The province has purchased properties at 2365 and 2371 Kelly Avenue in Port Coquitlam and will begin the process to redevelop the land.

BC Housing is partnering with New View Society on a proposal to provide approximately 50 new homes on this property for people living with a mental illness.

Operator

New View Society will be operating these new homes with supports and has over 45 years of experience delivering mental health support in Port Coquitlam. As a multi-service community agency, New View supports individuals needing housing, seeking employment, and living with mental illness in the Tri-Cities area.

New View will provide housing and services with a person-centered approach working closely with residents to support them and help them thrive. Society staff will be on-site 24 hours a day to ensure residents receive important supports such as:

  • life skills training
  • mental health supports
  • and other skill development programs

If approved, BC Housing and New View would be working closely with Fraser Health to ensure programming and services align with the needs of the residents.

Community Information

This is a proposed project and still early in its development. We will continue to update the webpage with information as it becomes available and keep the community informed.

Your feedback and comments are important to us

We welcome questions and comments below or by email to: communityrelations@bchousing.org.

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  • Please advise what steps will put in place for the safety of your tenants as well as the neighboring buildings and their tenants, as there are already safety/security issues that are ongoing.

    La Via asked 28 days ago

    We all want safe neighbourhoods. With the new supportive housing site, the most important factor in safety for the our residents and the community is staffing

    New View Society will be the housing operator.  As a multi-service community agency with more than 45 years of experience, New View supports individuals needing housing, seeking employment, and living with mental illness in the Tri-Cities area. New View Society would provide housing and services with a person-centered approach working closely with residents to support them and help them thrive. Society staff would be on-site 24 hours a day to ensure residents receive important supports such as:  

    • life skills training  
    • mental health supports  
    • other skill development programs  

    The operator will work closely with Fraser Health to ensure programming and services align with the needs of the residents. 

  • I have serious concerns regarding property value and possible decreases... As well, the notice states that this is a proposed property for people living with mental illness. I find this statement to be vague - to what extent of mental illness? Can you provide examples of the potential residents that those living close to this support housing can expect in the neighborhood? - can you provide information on how potential residents are chosen? How will safety be addressed? This proposed development will sit quite close to a busy park and a secondary school. Many young families live in the neighborhood.

    Chris asked about 1 month ago

    BC Housing commissioned three studies to examine the social and economic value created by affordable and supportive housing. Findings from all three studies show that a range of significant social and economic value is created through investment in affordable and supportive housing. Research completed in 2019 of 13 B.C. supportive housing sites showed that property values immediately surrounding 10 sites either kept pace or surpassed surrounding municipal trends. Property values for the other three sites were not notably different compared to municipal trends.

    • A full technical report is available, including a more detailed methodology, as well as key findings related to residential sale prices and assessed commercial property values.  

    If approved, New View Society will be operating these new homes with supports.  As a multi-service community agency with more than 45 years of experience, New View supports individuals needing housing, seeking employment, and living with mental illness in the Tri-Cities area.   

    Applicants would go through a thorough assessment process to ensure an appropriate mix of residents with the right supports. All residents would pay rent, and either sign a program agreement (similar to a tenancy agreement but including other supports) or a regular tenancy agreement. 

    Schools and parks are all over the province, just as homelessness is. There are  many people struggling with housing stability, or with mental health right now. The people who would have a home here are as varied as any other neighbour. They may be seniors, people with disabilities, people who have employment but no housing, as an example. Many supportive housing sites for people experiencing homelessness across the province have been operating in their communities and near schools for 10+ years with very few issues and with support from the community.