Victoria - 1176 Yates Street

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The Province, through BC Housing, has purchased 1176 Yates Street in Victoria with the intention of building up to 40 new permanent homes with support services for people who are marginalized and experiencing homelessness.

This purchase is part of an ongoing commitment to build housing solutions for those in need in Victoria, in partnership with the City of Victoria, and local housing and service providers. Now more than ever we understand the importance of housing – COVID-19 has clearly illustrated that we all deserve a home, and we all need to work together.

Housing with supports

Supportive housing is a self-contained studio home with various support services provided on-site, to help people achieve and maintain housing stability. Supports could include outreach workers, life skills training, employment assistance, connection and referral to community services and support groups. Staff would be on-site 24/7 working with each resident to understand their needs and goals. An experienced non-profit housing partner will be selected to manage the proposed building.

Your feedback and comments are important to us; therefore a plan for the property will be developed in the coming months. You will be invited to learn more and provide feedback about how can work together to successfully integrate this new housing into the community.

We welcome questions and comments below in the Q+A tool or by email to communityrelations@bchousing.org.

Community Advisory Committee

The future operator will set up a new Community Advisory Committee to:

  • Build and maintain positive relationships amongst the community, the building operators and the program partners;
  • Facilitate information sharing and dialogue;
  • Identify and resolve any issues, opportunities and concerns related to building operations.


The Province, through BC Housing, has purchased 1176 Yates Street in Victoria with the intention of building up to 40 new permanent homes with support services for people who are marginalized and experiencing homelessness.

This purchase is part of an ongoing commitment to build housing solutions for those in need in Victoria, in partnership with the City of Victoria, and local housing and service providers. Now more than ever we understand the importance of housing – COVID-19 has clearly illustrated that we all deserve a home, and we all need to work together.

Housing with supports

Supportive housing is a self-contained studio home with various support services provided on-site, to help people achieve and maintain housing stability. Supports could include outreach workers, life skills training, employment assistance, connection and referral to community services and support groups. Staff would be on-site 24/7 working with each resident to understand their needs and goals. An experienced non-profit housing partner will be selected to manage the proposed building.

Your feedback and comments are important to us; therefore a plan for the property will be developed in the coming months. You will be invited to learn more and provide feedback about how can work together to successfully integrate this new housing into the community.

We welcome questions and comments below in the Q+A tool or by email to communityrelations@bchousing.org.

Community Advisory Committee

The future operator will set up a new Community Advisory Committee to:

  • Build and maintain positive relationships amongst the community, the building operators and the program partners;
  • Facilitate information sharing and dialogue;
  • Identify and resolve any issues, opportunities and concerns related to building operations.

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  • 40 units doesn't seem enough. Can we get more?

    asund Asked 16 days ago

    Since March, BC Housing has opened eight new sites with 505 spaces for vulnerable people in Victoria, including those who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness, so they have a safe place of their own and can maintain physical distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

    There are also approximately 430 new homes underway right now in the CRD for people with low incomes through provincial funding programs. Earlier this month, BC Housing also purchased two properties on Meares Street to propose the development of an additional (approx.) 50 new permanent homes with supports. 

    The Province's affordable housing investment of more than $7 billion over 10 years will benefit everyone in B.C., including people in Victoria and the CRD. This is the largest housing investment in British Columbia's history. We appreciate your engagement and support on this project, and we will be reaching out to the community over the coming months with updates on our progress.