Chilliwack - Supportive Housing

Project Overview

The City of Chilliwack and BC Housing are partnering to create up to 92 units of supportive housing at two locations that will be operated by RainCity Housing.

artist rendering of 2 lots in Chilliwack
Status
Yale: Active
Trethewey: Approved
Phase
Yale: Occupancy
Trethewey: Under construction
Date of Completion
Yale: Completed
Trethewey: Winter 2019
Location
Chilliwack

Process & Engagement

4500 block of Trethewey Avenue Supportive Housing

Community Open House and Presentation Suite Tours

A community open house was held on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at the Chilliwack Alliance Church. Tours of a presentation suite similar to the proposed housing were also available on September 11 and 12. Representatives from BC Housing, RainCity and Fraser Health answered questions and provided information.

Poster boards from the open house are below:


45944 Yale Road Supportive Housing

Final Reading

On May 22, 2018, the City of Chilliwack approved the application to rezone the property at 45944 Yale Road.

Public Hearing

A public hearing was held at Chilliwack City Hall on May 15, 2018.

Community Open House

A community open house was held on May 8, 2018 at the Neighbourhood Learning Centre, 46361 Yale Rd, Chilliwack.

Representatives from RainCity Housing, BC Housing, Fraser Health, and the City of Chilliwack presented information and answered questions. Poster boards from that meeting are available below:

Modular Demo Tours

From May 8-11, 2018, BC Housing and RainCity Housing invited the community to drop by and tour a self-contained modular housing unit, similar to the 46 units of modular supportive housing being proposed.

About the Project

BC Housing, Fraser Health, the City of Chilliwack, community agencies and local residents recognize the urgent need for more affordable housing in Chilliwack. In response, BC Housing purchased two properties in Chilliwack to develop the sites for permanent modular housing with 24/7 supports. 45944 Yale Road is open, with 46 new homes with supports. The second site at 45000 block of Trethewey Avenue is currently under construction.

Residents will be provided meals and have access to life and employment skills training, and get the health and wellness support services to help them overcome challenges to maintaining their housing.

Both housing sites will be operated by RainCity Housing, an experienced and professional supportive housing operator. Their responsibilities include property management, operations management and tenant selection, in collaboration with BC Housing and community partners. Once people move in, staff would remain on-site 24/7 to support tenants.

Fraser Health has an Intensive Case Management team available daily to assist tenants who are facing complex challenges related to health, substance use, mental health, poverty, and education.