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Maple Ridge - Supportive Housing

Project Overview

BC Housing is developing temporary supportive housing on Royal Crescent for people experiencing homelessness in Maple Ridge.

rendering of proposed building in Maple Ridge, BC
Status
Proceeding
Phase
Under construction
Date of Completion
Fall 2018
Location
Maple Ridge

Latest Updates

May 25, 2018

Injunction enables construction of Maple Ridge supportive housing

MAPLE RIDGE – BC Housing and the Provincial Rental Housing Corporation have been granted an injunction by the B.C. Supreme Court, to prevent protestors from blocking construction of 55 new supportive homes for homeless people in Maple Ridge.
May 16, 2018

Housing construction resumes with end of protest in Maple Ridge

MAPLE RIDGE – The Government of British Columbia and BC Housing will resume preparing a site for temporary modular housing for people who are homeless in Maple Ridge after protesters voluntarily vacated the site, prior to the court application to have them removed.
May 15, 2018

Province, BC Housing seek injunction in order to build supportive housing

MAPLE RIDGE – The Government of British Columbia, BC Housing and the Provincial Rental Housing Corporation intend to seek an injunction to ensure construction of temporary modular housing can begin for people who are homeless in Maple Ridge.
April 25, 2018

Operator selected for modular housing in Maple Ridge

MAPLE RIDGE – Coast Mental Health has been selected to operate approximately 55-units of temporary modular housing on Royal Crescent in Maple Ridge.
March 5, 2018

New supportive housing for people in Maple Ridge

MAPLE RIDGE – The Province of British Columbia has purchased land to build urgently needed temporary supportive homes for people living at the Anita Place camp and others struggling with homelessness in Maple Ridge.
January 24, 2018

Information session on Maple Ridge supportive housing

MAPLE RIDGE – BC Housing is hosting a drop-in public information session in Maple Ridge to inform residents on the plans for proposed supportive housing, affordable rental housing, and expanded mental-health and addictions support for people in Maple Ridge.

Process & Engagement

Update - May 22, 2018

On May 22, 2018, BC Housing was disappointed to learn that city council did not approve First Reading for the 80 new supportive housing units and shelter beds for Burnett Street, citing many reasons including the proposed location as an issue. Given the urgent need to find homes for people living at the Anita Place homeless camp, and with last year’s Metro Vancouver homeless count identifying 124 people who were homeless or at risk of homelessness in Ridge Meadows, BC Housing is aware of the need for additional supportive housing in the community.

Open House #2 - March 15, 2018

This meeting provided an opportunity for community members to learn about plans for proposed supportive housing, affordable rental housing and expanded mental-health and addictions support for people in Maple Ridge. They had the opportunity to view poster boards and a fact sheet , and speak with representatives from BC Housing, Fraser Health, the local intensive case management team, and the Salvation Army. A summary report of this meeting is available.

Open House #1 - January 29, 2018

Community members had the opportunity to view poster boards and a fact sheet , speak with representatives from BC Housing, Fraser Health, The Salvation Army, Alouette Addiction Services, and RainCity Housing. A summary report of this meeting is available.

About the Project

Royal Crescent Temporary Supportive Modular Housing

Temporary housing is currently under construction at the Royal Crescent site and will open by Fall 2018. It will be in place for up to three years. The specific length of time will depend on housing needs in the community and timelines for the development of a permanent supportive housing development elsewhere in Maple Ridge (so that tenants in the temporary units can be relocated). Long-term use for this site may include affordable housing for low-income families and seniors.

Non-profit housing provider, Coastal Mental Health (CMH), will have a 24/7 contact line and will lead a Community Advisory Committee. The committee is a forum for dealing with neighbourhood concerns and will meet on a regular basis. It will include members from the local community as well as representatives from the Municipality, Health Authority and BC Housing.

CMH will work with BC Housing, Fraser Health, and local service providers to ensure the needs of potential tenants are well matched to the types of support services provided. People will be assessed through a thorough and thoughtful process, which will help determine the support services they need to remain housed and live a more healthy, stable life (while ensuring a healthy tenant mix within a building). All tenants will pay rent and the housing will be staffed 24/7.

Safety and security features will create a safe community both inside and outside the building. Features include privacy fencing, security cameras, optimized lighting, a fob system for tenants only, an entry way with staffed reception, and contained outdoor amenity space.

Read the Community Acceptance Series: Overview document to learn more about examples of supportive housing in other B.C. communities.

Other Housing Plans for Maple Ridge

  • 94 units of affordable rental housing are currently in planning for 11907 228th Street. They will be operated by Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Community Services.
  • The proposal to build additional affordable rental homes on City-owned land at 21375 Lougheed Highway is currently on hold.
  • The proposal to build 55 units of supportive housing and 30 shelter beds on Burnett Street, to replace the existing Salvation Army Ridge Meadows ministries shelter on Lougheed, was rejected by the City of Maple Ridge on May 22, 2018.
  • BC Housing continues to work with the City of Maple Ridge to address housing needs for the community.

Contact Information

For more information on this project, please email communityrelations@bchousing.org