Prince George


BC Housing is committed to providing a continuum of housing options in Prince George. We are doing this in collaboration with the City of Prince George, Northern Health, Indigenous housing organisations, non-profit housing operators and other partners.

We recognize there is more to do and that there is a need for more affordable housing in the City. We are responding; currently, there are approximately 400 new homes under construction, in development, or proposed for Prince George, including:

  • 127 new affordable homes for low to moderate income families, individuals and seniors
  • 56 new affordable homes specifically for Indigenous Peoples
  • 55 transitional and second stage homes for women and families fleeing violence
  • 162 new supportive homes for those at-risk or experiencing homelessness

Supporting people experiencing homelessness

To help meet the housing need for those who are experiencing homelessness in Prince George, BC Housing is partnering with multiple agencies to create 162 new supportive homes that are underway. These projects include:

  • 1201 1st Ave., 27 units under renovation at the former National Hotel
  • 1919 17th Ave., 35 units
  • 805 1st Ave., 100 units with integrated health services at the former NR Motors location

In addition, there are currently 173 supportive homes operating throughout the city, however all of them are full.

There are also 150 shelter spaces in Prince George that are in operation. These spaces are regularly at or near capacity during the winter months, although typically there is more vacancy during the warmer summer months. BC Housing is working with non-profit operators and Northern Health to provide training to shelter staff and open an overdose prevention space in each of the three shelters that don’t currently have one, so that guests are able to safely use indoors if they choose to. The overdose prevention spaces will only be available for shelter guests and will not be available for use by the public.

We will continue to work with municipalities and our community partners to build more supportive homes, so that people living outdoors can come in off the street and begin their recovery journey with dignity.


BC Housing is committed to providing a continuum of housing options in Prince George. We are doing this in collaboration with the City of Prince George, Northern Health, Indigenous housing organisations, non-profit housing operators and other partners.

We recognize there is more to do and that there is a need for more affordable housing in the City. We are responding; currently, there are approximately 400 new homes under construction, in development, or proposed for Prince George, including:

  • 127 new affordable homes for low to moderate income families, individuals and seniors
  • 56 new affordable homes specifically for Indigenous Peoples
  • 55 transitional and second stage homes for women and families fleeing violence
  • 162 new supportive homes for those at-risk or experiencing homelessness

Supporting people experiencing homelessness

To help meet the housing need for those who are experiencing homelessness in Prince George, BC Housing is partnering with multiple agencies to create 162 new supportive homes that are underway. These projects include:

  • 1201 1st Ave., 27 units under renovation at the former National Hotel
  • 1919 17th Ave., 35 units
  • 805 1st Ave., 100 units with integrated health services at the former NR Motors location

In addition, there are currently 173 supportive homes operating throughout the city, however all of them are full.

There are also 150 shelter spaces in Prince George that are in operation. These spaces are regularly at or near capacity during the winter months, although typically there is more vacancy during the warmer summer months. BC Housing is working with non-profit operators and Northern Health to provide training to shelter staff and open an overdose prevention space in each of the three shelters that don’t currently have one, so that guests are able to safely use indoors if they choose to. The overdose prevention spaces will only be available for shelter guests and will not be available for use by the public.

We will continue to work with municipalities and our community partners to build more supportive homes, so that people living outdoors can come in off the street and begin their recovery journey with dignity.

  • 855 1st Avenue

    BC Housing, the City of Prince George and Northern Health are collaborating on an innovative project that will add up to 150 new homes 805/855 1st Avenue, which has been the home of NR Motors. Development of the site will include 50 urgently needed homes with supports for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness as well as 100 homes with built-in health care services. Learn more.

  • Prince George & District Elizabeth Fry Society

    BC Housing, the City of Prince George and the Prince George and District Elizabeth Fry Society are partnering to build 55 transitional, second stage and permanent affordable rental homes for women and children who are at risk of violence and/or who have experienced violence. Construction is underway and the new homes will be available in late 2021.

  • 1201 1st Avenue – National Hotel

    BC Housing has purchased the National Hotel at 1201 1st Ave to address the urgent need for safe housing in Prince George. This project will offer 27 permanent supportive homes for people experiencing homelessness. Renovations are underway and the new homes will be available in Fall 2021.

Page last updated: 30 June 2021, 12:10