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Elliott Street Supportive Housing

Project Overview

The Elliott Street Supportive Housing project proposes to build a supportive housing development on the vacant land on the 300 block of Elliott Street in Quesnel. This will include 28 self-contained units of supportive housing, eight year-round shelter beds, four units of support recovery and up to 10 extreme weather response mats (available from November to March).

concept drawing of proposed housing on Elliott Street in Quesnel

Status
In proposal
Phase
RFP for operator
Date of Completion
TBD
Location
Quesnel

About the Project

The current shelter and transitional housing in Quesnel, Seasons House, operated by the Quesnel Shelter & Support Society, is currently over capacity and the building has structural deficiencies. There is also a need in the community for supportive housing units, as an important step towards independent living.

The proposed Elliott Street Supportive Housing would provide 28 self-contained units of supportive housing, eight year-round shelter beds, four units of support recovery and up to 10 extreme weather response mats (available from November to March). The transition to independence and recovery will be aided by support services including wellness checks; access to outreach workers, community services and support groups; and life and social skills training.

In early 2018, BC Housing will be issuing a Request for Proposals to invite qualified non-profit societies to operate this project.

The project is expected to meet the commitments set by 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 future operator 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.

Process & Consultation

  • August 15 - Public Information Meeting
    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

  • December 13 - Open House - postponed until further notice
    BC Housing will be postponing the public information meeting, which was scheduled for Dec. 13th, until after we have completed the RFP process and a successful proponent has been identified.

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.