Prince George – 397 3rd Avenue

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BC Housing and the City of Prince George are planning to build approximately 43 transitional housing units at 397 3rd Avenue. This proposed development will provide much-needed shelter for people experiencing homelessness in the community.

This project is funded by the Province’s HEARTH program. The Province and the City of Prince George have signed a Memorandum of Understanding formalizing their commitment to work together to better support people who are unhoused and address and prevent encampments in the community.

Development

We are proposing to build the transitional housing on the City-owned site at 397 3rd Avenue (bordered by London Street, 3rd Avenue and 4th Avenue).

We will be using modular construction – similar to what is used in logging or mining camps. Each unit is a private room. There would be shared washroom, laundry and kitchen facilities as well as a separate amenity trailer that includes offices, dining area and commercial kitchen.

Our application for an initial 3-year Temporary Use Permit was approved in April 2024.

We are planning to open the housing in Fall 2024.

Services & Supports

BC Housing will select a non-profit housing operator through a fair and open process to manage the housing and provide services to the residents.

BC Housing and the non-profit operator will assess potential residents and offer the housing to people based on their individual needs and supports available. This process will also ensure a balanced mix of residents.

The site will be staffed 24/7 by a qualified operator. Support services will help residents take the next steps towards success in their housing journeys. These can include:

  • Health care referrals and wellness checks
  • Outreach, life skills training, help with employment assistance
  • Connection and referral to community services or support groups

Community Engagement

A caring community can contribute greatly to the success of the housing residents. BC Housing is committed to being a good neighbour and keeping lines of communication open.

Our two community information sessions took place online on March 12 and 19, 2024. We want to thank all participants for their time and thoughtful questions. You can view the engagement summary report and a video recording of the presentation in the sidebar.

We welcome questions and comments at any time by email to communityrelations@bchousing.org.


BC Housing and the City of Prince George are planning to build approximately 43 transitional housing units at 397 3rd Avenue. This proposed development will provide much-needed shelter for people experiencing homelessness in the community.

This project is funded by the Province’s HEARTH program. The Province and the City of Prince George have signed a Memorandum of Understanding formalizing their commitment to work together to better support people who are unhoused and address and prevent encampments in the community.

Development

We are proposing to build the transitional housing on the City-owned site at 397 3rd Avenue (bordered by London Street, 3rd Avenue and 4th Avenue).

We will be using modular construction – similar to what is used in logging or mining camps. Each unit is a private room. There would be shared washroom, laundry and kitchen facilities as well as a separate amenity trailer that includes offices, dining area and commercial kitchen.

Our application for an initial 3-year Temporary Use Permit was approved in April 2024.

We are planning to open the housing in Fall 2024.

Services & Supports

BC Housing will select a non-profit housing operator through a fair and open process to manage the housing and provide services to the residents.

BC Housing and the non-profit operator will assess potential residents and offer the housing to people based on their individual needs and supports available. This process will also ensure a balanced mix of residents.

The site will be staffed 24/7 by a qualified operator. Support services will help residents take the next steps towards success in their housing journeys. These can include:

  • Health care referrals and wellness checks
  • Outreach, life skills training, help with employment assistance
  • Connection and referral to community services or support groups

Community Engagement

A caring community can contribute greatly to the success of the housing residents. BC Housing is committed to being a good neighbour and keeping lines of communication open.

Our two community information sessions took place online on March 12 and 19, 2024. We want to thank all participants for their time and thoughtful questions. You can view the engagement summary report and a video recording of the presentation in the sidebar.

We welcome questions and comments at any time by email to communityrelations@bchousing.org.

Page last updated: 16 May 2024, 11:25 AM