Richmond – Smith Street Bridgeport Supportive Housing

Proposed Building at Smith Street In Richmond Vancouver B.C


BC Housing and the City of Richmond are working together to create new temporary supportive housing for up to 40 people experiencing homelessness in the community. BC Housing applied for, and was successful in obtaining, a temporary use permit for these homes with supports located at 2520 - 2640 Smith Street.

The building will be in place for approximately three years until a permanent option is available.

Project Details

The Bridgeport Supportive Housing will be a three-storey building that will operate for approximately three years until a permanent housing option is available.

These proposed 40 new homes will help people to transition to more stable housing by offering them supportive environments where they are treated with dignity and respect. These will be self-contained homes with a kitchenette and living spaces. Staff will be onsite 24/7 and provide professional support services to residents including physical health services, mental health support, meals, and laundry services.

Similar to other temporary modular housing projects, residents will have access to some indoor and outdoor amenity spaces. All residents will pay rent and will sign a supportive housing tenancy agreement.

According to the 2020 Homeless Count in Richmond, 85 people are experiencing homelessness, which represents a 21% increase since 2017.

Neighbourhood Engagement

BC Housing conducted an online survey from November 2 – 15, 2020, for the community to provide input and comments to the proposed plan. The temporary use permit application was then brought before Mayor and Council in March 2021 and a three-year temporary use permit was granted for the creation of 40 modular units of supportive housing at this location.


BC Housing and the City of Richmond are working together to create new temporary supportive housing for up to 40 people experiencing homelessness in the community. BC Housing applied for, and was successful in obtaining, a temporary use permit for these homes with supports located at 2520 - 2640 Smith Street.

The building will be in place for approximately three years until a permanent option is available.

Project Details

The Bridgeport Supportive Housing will be a three-storey building that will operate for approximately three years until a permanent housing option is available.

These proposed 40 new homes will help people to transition to more stable housing by offering them supportive environments where they are treated with dignity and respect. These will be self-contained homes with a kitchenette and living spaces. Staff will be onsite 24/7 and provide professional support services to residents including physical health services, mental health support, meals, and laundry services.

Similar to other temporary modular housing projects, residents will have access to some indoor and outdoor amenity spaces. All residents will pay rent and will sign a supportive housing tenancy agreement.

According to the 2020 Homeless Count in Richmond, 85 people are experiencing homelessness, which represents a 21% increase since 2017.

Neighbourhood Engagement

BC Housing conducted an online survey from November 2 – 15, 2020, for the community to provide input and comments to the proposed plan. The temporary use permit application was then brought before Mayor and Council in March 2021 and a three-year temporary use permit was granted for the creation of 40 modular units of supportive housing at this location.

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  • Very interested in this temp housing. Currently dtes housing outreach support worker who would.love to work in my home community with resources and teams I am familiar with. Please keep me up to date on who will manage this when/if it goes through!!

    Cj asked 10 months ago

    We appreciate your interest in this proposed project. Please stay tuned to this page. We will provide any updates here as they are available.

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