BC Housing has submitted an application to rezone 6465-201 Street for conversion to 49 units of supportive housing and programming space, operated by Stepping Stone Community Services Society; and an office for a new Integrated Case Management (ICM) team, managed by Langley Community Services Society and Fraser Health.
Process & Engagement
On December 10, 2018, the Township of Langley approved the proposal to rezone 6465-201 Street for conversion to 49 units of supportive housing. BC Housing will apply for a building permit before starting renovations and anticipates opening the housing in spring 2019.
The Township of Langley held a public hearing for the proposal on December 5, 2018 at 6 pm at the Township of Langley Civic Facility Fraser River Presentation Theatre, 4th Floor, 20338 - 65 Avenue. See notice.
If approved, BC Housing and Stepping Stone will draft a Good Neighbour Agreement and develop a Community Advisory Committee, with representation from Representation from BC Housing, Fraser Health, RCMP, local businesses, community organizations and community members.
A public information meeting and open house was held on May 28, 2018 at the Langley Events Centre, 7888 200 St, Langley, B.C.
This information meeting included display boards; a presentation by BC Housing, Fraser Health, Stepping Stone Community Services Society and Langley Community Services Society on the proposed supportive housing and Intensive Case Management (ICM) team; and facilitated dialogue between the community and partners.
The presentation and poster boards from that meeting are available below:
- Information meeting presentation
- Community housing need
- Proposed supportive housing
- Intensive Case Management team
- Process and next steps
- Poster Boards (full set)
A meeting report was submitted to the Township of Langley on June 4. It contains input received to date and identifies key community interests and how these will be addressed through the project. To protect the privacy of individuals, the comment forms and emails have been removed from the appendices, but were in provided in full to the Township.
Community Dialogues Sessions - May 2018
BC Housing, in partnership with Fraser Health, Stepping Stone Community Services Society, and Langley Community Services Society, held four community dialogue sessions leading up to the community open house on May 28.
These sessions focused on understanding and addressing homelessness in Langley, as well as the future of the supportive housing proposed for 6465 201 Street (formerly Quality Inn).
Public Information Meeting
BC Housing has applied to the Township of Langley to rezone the property for use as supportive housing. The first step towards meeting the rezoning requirements outlined by the Township, was to notify the neighbours about the project. A public information meeting was held on October 30, 2017. BC Housing will submit a summary report of input gathered to date and schedule a first reading for the project with the Township (read more about the municipal process ).
View the poster boards from the October 30 public information meeting:
- Community need
- Langley Intensive Case Management (ICM) team
- Next steps
- Langley Supportive Housing - Poster Boards
A meeting report was submitted to the Township of Langley on November 6 and outlines the input received to date through the Q&A session at the public information meeting, comment forms collected and emails to firstname.lastname@example.org. It also answers questions received through these same sources. To protect the privacy of individuals, only the report is available to view.
If you were unable to attend these meetings and would like to comment, please email email@example.com.
About the Project
This proposal is a response to the growing need in Langley for housing to transition individuals experiencing homelessness or at-risk of homelessness from shelters, the street, and unstable housing, into housing with supports, and ultimately into independent housing. A March 2017 homeless count found 206 individuals experiencing homelessness in the City and Township of Langley. See the links below for more information.
- Report: 2017 Homeless Count in Metro Vancouver
- Video: Langley Homeless Forum (November 2016)
- Township of Langley plans:
- City of Langley web page: Langley Homelessness Strategic Plan
The proposed supportive housing and programming, and the new Intensive Case Management team, would be a much needed addition to the community. Supportive housing is an important step for individuals moving towards the goal of preparing for and finding independent housing in the community.