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Elliott Street Supportive Housing

Project Overview

The Elliott Street Supportive Housing project is a partnership between the Province and the Quesnel Shelter & Support Society to build a supportive housing development on the vacant land at 353, 361 and 375 Elliott Street in Quesnel. This will include 28 units of independent supportive housing, eight year-round shelter beds, four units of support recovery and up to 10 extreme weather response beds (available from November to March).

concept drawing of proposed housing on Elliott Street in Quesnel

Status
In proposal
Phase
Amendment application
Date of Completion
Fall 2018
Location
Quesnel

About the Project

The Quesnel Shelter & Support Society currently operates Seasons House on Carson Street where the eight transitional housing units have long wait lists and the 10 shelter beds are consistently over capacity.

The building also has structural deficiencies (sinkholes). The proposed plan is for Seasons House to close when Elliott Street is ready for occupancy. The new building will meet the increased need for housing in the community, while providing expanded support services.

The Elliott Street Supportive Housing project is a partnership between the Province and the Quesnel Shelter & Support Society to build a supportive housing development on the vacant land at 353, 361 and 375 Elliott Street in Quesnel.

This will include 28 units of independent supportive housing, eight year-round shelter beds, four units of support recovery and up to 10 extreme weather response beds (available from November to March). This will allow individuals to move from shelter and recovery beds to stable and supportive housing within the same community.

This transition to independence and recovery will be aided by extensive support services including wellness checks; access to outreach workers, community services and support groups; and life and social skills training.

BC Housing and the Quesnel Shelter & Support Society will be working with the City of Quesnel to finalize the following agreements:

  • Good Neighbour Agreement: A commitment with Elliott Street neighbours to address concerns in a timely manner; communicate with them; work together to improve the neighbourhood; identify tenant expectations; work with tenants to foster good neighbour relations.
  • Operating Agreement: A contract between BC Housing and the Quesnel Shelter & Support Society that outlines the financial and functional decisions of housing operations including rules and regulations that govern operations, and specific needs of the intended clients and the community.
  • Housing Agreement: Used by municipalities to promote affordability and diversity in housing projects receiving local government contributions. This agreement will put into effect the City of Quesnel’s housing policy objectives such as ensuring use for intended tenant population; expectations on administration and management of the housing units; affordability and preservation of long-term supportive housing facilities in the community.

View the Elliott Street: Poster Boards for a summary of the project and its process.

Read the Frequently Asked Questions .

Process & Consultation

  • August 15 Public Information Meeting
    The first step in public engagement for this project took the form of a public information meeting held August 15, 2017. The community had the opportunity to view poster boards , talk with representatives from the Quesnel Shelter & Support Society, BC Housing and the City of Quesnel, and submit comment forms. Please see the summary report of comments received regarding the August 15 meeting (prepared by the City of Quesnel).

  • September 18 Public Hearing / First Reading of the Official Community Plan and Zoning Bylaw Amendment
    Summary from City of Quesnel

If you were unable to attend these meetings and would like to comment, please email communityrelations@bchousing.org. Any correspondence intended for Quesnel City Council should be sent to galbers@quesnel.ca. Correspondence submitted prior September 18, 2017 has been forwarded to the City.

View the poster boards from the August 2017 public engagement.

Contact Information

For more information about the Elliott Street Supportive Housing project, please email communityrelations@bchousing.org

Any correspondence intended for Quesnel City Council should be sent to galbers@quesnel.ca. Correspondence submitted prior September 18, 2017 has been forwarded to the City.