With the Katzie First Nation Housing Society, we’re building 43 new homes for Indigenous Youth, independent Elders and families on Katzie First Nation in Pitt Meadows. B.C. is the first province in Canada to invest provincial housing funds to build housing within a First Nation.
About the Project
This project covers the housing continuum providing homes for all ages and life stages: From Youth to Second Stage transition and recovery housing to Independent Housing for Elders and families. These homes will help reduce homelessness in the community. Currently, Katzie Housing Society has a housing wait list of 89 individuals who are homeless, struggling with mental illness and facing multiple barriers to secure housing.
The proposed project includes three separate, wood-frame buildings to be located on three separate lots on Katzie First Nation in Pitt Meadows.
Building 1 will be a two-storey wood-frame building providing 10 self-contained units for Youth. Space for caretakers, programs and common areas are included. Some of the main ground floor will be a gallery and meeting space for Elders. The second floor will include office space for Katzie First Nation administration.
Building 2 will be a three-storey wood-frame building with 19 units including: 10 self-contained studios, 7 one-bedroom and 2 two-bedroom units. These homes will provide second-stage supportive housing for: women fleeing domestic abuse, people suffering with mental illness, youth transitioning from Building 1, individuals battling addictions or people at risk of homelessness. People with low incomes will be able to live here too. The main floor will include 5 accessible units, a lounge, and laundry facilities.
Building 3 will be a three-storey, wood-frame building with 14 independent units. These homes will be for Elders and Families. Located close to the existing Health Care Facility and Daycare Centre, the building includes: 4-two bedroom, 6-three bedroom and 4 main-floor accessible units.
The Katzie First Nation Housing Society developed this proposal for a three building, 43-unit affordable housing project at 19676/19679/19700 Salish Road, Pitt Meadow. Building 2, the mental health and addictions building, will be funded through First Nations Health Authority and other Nation health funders.
Katzie First Nations: http://www.kdlp.ca/