Victoria - 940 Caledonia Avenue

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BC Housing is reopening the 30-unit tiny home village (formerly Tiny Town) at 940 Caledonia Avenue in March 2024. Now called Caledonia Place, this project is funded through the Province’s HEARTH program.

According to the 2023 Point-in-Time homeless count, at least 1,665 people are experiencing homelessness in Greater Victoria. The actual number is likely higher, as the count does not include people who are couch surfing or living in vehicles and may also need housing.

The existing tiny homes at 940 Caledonia Avenue represented our best option to offer more people safe, indoor spaces quickly. We expect Caledonia Place to remain open until at least Fall 2025.

The temporary units at Caledonia Place will provide interim housing for people who have been staying in shelters long term as they transition into permanent housing. This will, in turn, free up shelter spaces for people sheltering outdoors.

Residents and Services

BC Housing selected Our Place Society to operate Caledonia Place and provide services to the residents. Learn more about Our Place Society by visiting ourplacesociety.com.

BC Housing and Our Place Society will offer the Caledonia Place spaces primarily to people staying in local shelters who are ready to transition into permanent supportive housing.

Onsite support services will include:

  • Minimum 3 staff onsite 24/7

  • Health care referrals and wellness checks

  • Life skills training, employment assistance

  • Connection and referral to community services and support groups

Caledonia Place will also be fenced with a secure front gate. There will be security cameras both inside and outside the site, and staff will conduct regular perimeter checks.

Background

In December 2020, Aryze Development and the Alliance to End Homelessness in the Capital Region raised funds through a “Hey Neighbour” crowdfunding campaign to convert shipping containers into individual housing units for people experiencing homelessness in the community.

BC Housing joined to support with operating funding, and the first residents arrived in May 2021. Tiny Town closed at the end of October 2023, as residents successfully moved into new permanent, purpose-built housing in the community. In March 2024, the site is re-opening as Caledonia Place to help fill the need for more safe, indoor spaces in Victoria.

Questions

BC Housing and Our Place Society are committed to being good neighbours. We will share any updates with neighbours directly, and we welcome all questions and comments.

Please download the Who to Call | When to Call information sheet to get direct contacts for Caledonia Place.

Please send questions or comments at any time by emailing communityrelations@bchousing.org.


BC Housing is reopening the 30-unit tiny home village (formerly Tiny Town) at 940 Caledonia Avenue in March 2024. Now called Caledonia Place, this project is funded through the Province’s HEARTH program.

According to the 2023 Point-in-Time homeless count, at least 1,665 people are experiencing homelessness in Greater Victoria. The actual number is likely higher, as the count does not include people who are couch surfing or living in vehicles and may also need housing.

The existing tiny homes at 940 Caledonia Avenue represented our best option to offer more people safe, indoor spaces quickly. We expect Caledonia Place to remain open until at least Fall 2025.

The temporary units at Caledonia Place will provide interim housing for people who have been staying in shelters long term as they transition into permanent housing. This will, in turn, free up shelter spaces for people sheltering outdoors.

Residents and Services

BC Housing selected Our Place Society to operate Caledonia Place and provide services to the residents. Learn more about Our Place Society by visiting ourplacesociety.com.

BC Housing and Our Place Society will offer the Caledonia Place spaces primarily to people staying in local shelters who are ready to transition into permanent supportive housing.

Onsite support services will include:

  • Minimum 3 staff onsite 24/7

  • Health care referrals and wellness checks

  • Life skills training, employment assistance

  • Connection and referral to community services and support groups

Caledonia Place will also be fenced with a secure front gate. There will be security cameras both inside and outside the site, and staff will conduct regular perimeter checks.

Background

In December 2020, Aryze Development and the Alliance to End Homelessness in the Capital Region raised funds through a “Hey Neighbour” crowdfunding campaign to convert shipping containers into individual housing units for people experiencing homelessness in the community.

BC Housing joined to support with operating funding, and the first residents arrived in May 2021. Tiny Town closed at the end of October 2023, as residents successfully moved into new permanent, purpose-built housing in the community. In March 2024, the site is re-opening as Caledonia Place to help fill the need for more safe, indoor spaces in Victoria.

Questions

BC Housing and Our Place Society are committed to being good neighbours. We will share any updates with neighbours directly, and we welcome all questions and comments.

Please download the Who to Call | When to Call information sheet to get direct contacts for Caledonia Place.

Please send questions or comments at any time by emailing communityrelations@bchousing.org.

Page last updated: 27 Feb 2024, 01:56 PM