Courtenay - 8th Street Supportive Housing

Project Overview

The Junction, at 988-8th Street in Courtenay, provides 46 new homes with supports for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness, operated by The John Howard Society of North Island.

modular construction of supportive housing for 8th Street in Courtenay
Status
Completed
Phase
Occupancy
Date of Completion
Spring 2019
Location
Courtenay

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 recognized the urgent need for more affordable housing in Courtenay. In response, 46 new homes with supports have been developed at 988 8th Street for people who are experiencing homelessness.

The housing is operated by The John Howard Society of North Island, an experienced and professional local housing operator and social services agency. Their responsibilities include property management, operations management and resident selection, in collaboration with BC Housing and community partners.

People who apply to live at The Junction need to meet eligibility requirements around income, homelessness and required supports and programming. Residents are 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. Support services include meal programs, life and employment skills training, and health and wellness supports.