Courtenay - 8th Street Supportive Housing

Project Overview

The City of Courtenay and BC Housing are partnering to build up to 46 units of supportive housing that will be operated by The John Howard Society of North Island.

technical drawing of supportive housing in Courtenay
Date of Completion
Spring 2019

Process & Engagement

Neighbourhood Information Meeting

A neighbourhood information meeting was held on Monday, August 13, at the Church of St. John the Divine, 579 - 5th Street, Courtenay.

Representatives from BC Housing and the John Howard Society of North Island presented information and answered questions.

The poster boards from that meeting are available below:

Final Reading

On June 11, 2018, the City of Courtenay approved the proposal for supportive housing at 988 8th Street. BC Housing hopes to open the housing by winter 2018/19. A Community Advisory Committee will be formed soon.

Technical Drawings for 988 8th Street

Public Hearing

A public hearing took place on May 22, 2018. Please see the Proposed Supportive Housing for Courtenay fact sheet for more information.

About the Project

BC Housing, the City of Courtenay, community agencies and local residents recognize the urgent need for more affordable housing in Courtenay. In response, 46 units of housing with supports are in development at 988 8th Street for people who are experiencing homelessness.

The housing will be operated by The John Howard Society of North Island, an experienced and professional local housing operator and social services agency. Their responsibilities will include property management, operations management and resident selection, in collaboration with ourselves and community partners. Once residents move in, staff will remain on-site 24/7 to support them.

People who apply to live at the housing will need to meet eligibility requirements around income, homelessness and required supports and programming. Residents will be low-income individuals over the age of 19 who live in the community, have a history of homelessness and who need additional support services to maintain housing. Residents will also have access to support services such as meal programs, life and employment skills training, and health and wellness supports.

Construction of the modules is now underway off-site. Site work will begin this winter, with modules delivered in early 2019. The housing will open in spring 2019.