Richmond – Smith Street Bridgeport Supportive Housing

Proposed Building at Smith Street In Richmond Vancouver B.C


Overview

BC Housing and the City of Richmond are working together on a proposal to create new temporary supportive housing for up to 40 people experiencing homelessness in the community. BC Housing has applied for a temporary use permit for housing at 2520 - 2640 Smith Street.

This project is in the early planning phase and is subject to approval by Richmond City Council. If approved, the building will be in place for approximately three years until a permanent option is available.

Neighbourhood Engagement

BC Housing would like to thank you for your interest in proposed temporary supportive housing at 2520 - 2640 Smith Street. Neighbouring residents will have a chance to learn more about this project through online engagement activities in the coming weeks. Watch here for more opportunities to engage in the coming weeks.

There are three main ways to provide input:

  1. An online survey was live from November 2-15, 2020.
  2. Please ask questions on this page or email communityrelations@bchousing.org, and
  3. We invite you to attend a public hearing tentatively scheduled for January 2021 at Richmond City Hall. We will provide more details once a date is confirmed.

Project Details

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

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.

A professional, non-profit housing operator will provide support services to residents and manage the building and would be on-site 24/7. Professional support services provided to residents include physical health services, mental health supports, meals, and laundry services.

All residents will pay rent and will sign a supportive housing tenancy agreement.

Building Design

The following rendering is a basic sample of what the building may look like. The design is subject to change during the development and approvals process.





Overview

BC Housing and the City of Richmond are working together on a proposal to create new temporary supportive housing for up to 40 people experiencing homelessness in the community. BC Housing has applied for a temporary use permit for housing at 2520 - 2640 Smith Street.

This project is in the early planning phase and is subject to approval by Richmond City Council. If approved, the building will be in place for approximately three years until a permanent option is available.

Neighbourhood Engagement

BC Housing would like to thank you for your interest in proposed temporary supportive housing at 2520 - 2640 Smith Street. Neighbouring residents will have a chance to learn more about this project through online engagement activities in the coming weeks. Watch here for more opportunities to engage in the coming weeks.

There are three main ways to provide input:

  1. An online survey was live from November 2-15, 2020.
  2. Please ask questions on this page or email communityrelations@bchousing.org, and
  3. We invite you to attend a public hearing tentatively scheduled for January 2021 at Richmond City Hall. We will provide more details once a date is confirmed.

Project Details

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

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.

A professional, non-profit housing operator will provide support services to residents and manage the building and would be on-site 24/7. Professional support services provided to residents include physical health services, mental health supports, meals, and laundry services.

All residents will pay rent and will sign a supportive housing tenancy agreement.

Building Design

The following rendering is a basic sample of what the building may look like. The design is subject to change during the development and approvals process.