BC Housing is working in collaboration with the City of Burnaby on a proposal to build approximately 52 units of supportive housing at 3986 Norland Avenue. BC Housing would develop the housing and Progressive Housing Society would operate it and provide around-the-clock support to tenants.
Process & Engagement
Community open houses were held from June 5 to 7, 2018 at the Bill Copeland Sports Centre. Representatives from BC Housing, Progressive Housing Society and Fraser Health were on hand to present information and answer questions.
The poster boards from that meeting are available below:
About the Project
BC Housing, Fraser Health, the City of Burnaby and community agencies recognize the need for more affordable housing throughout the Metro Vancouver region. In response, the City of Burnaby is working with BC Housing to explore the possibility of developing this City-owned land for low-cost supportive housing.
Tenants will be people over the age of 19 who live in Burnaby, who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness, and who need additional support services to secure and maintain housing. They would be provided around-the-clock support, with staff on-site 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The housing would be operated by Progressive Housing Society, an experienced and professional supportive housing operator. Their responsibilities would include property management, operations management and tenant selection, in collaboration with BC Housing and community partners.