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Parksville - Oceanside Region Supportive Housing

Project Overview

BC Housing, in partnership with Island Crisis Care Society, the Oceanside Task Force on Homelessness, the Regional District of Nanaimo, and the City of Parksville, will develop property at 222 Corfield Street South with modular (factory-built) housing with supports.

overhead view of the lot on Corfield Street in Parksville BC
Status
Approved
Phase
In Development
Date of Completion
Spring 2019
Location
Parksville

Process & Engagement

Parksville City Council Third Reading – July 4, 2018

City of Parksville News Release 

Parksville City Council Public Hearing – June 19, 2018

View the updated Schematic Design Package (May 17, 2018) for proposed supportive housing in Parksville.

Parksville City Council Meeting – May 7, 2018

Parksville City Council Rapid Response to Housing - Information Sheet

Open House – March 20, 2018

This meeting provided an opportunity for community members to learn about plans for proposed supportive housing in Parksville. Poster boards were on display and representatives from BC Housing, Island Crisis Care Society, Oceanside Task Force on Homelessness, and the City of Parksville were in attendance. Comments sent to communityrelations@bchousing.org (up to and including April 16) have been used to create a summary report.

Summary Report

This report includes a meeting summary, an analysis of comment sheets and emails received, and a written discussion on how issues and concerns (identified at the meeting and through comments) are addressed in the project or will be addressed through changes to the proposal.

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About the Project

BC Housing, the Regional District of Nanaimo, the City of Parksville, Oceanside Task Force on Homelessness, community agencies, and local residents recognize the urgent need for more affordable housing in Parksville. In response, the City of Parksville and Regional District for Nanaimo purchased property at 222 Corfield Street South. BC Housing will build approximately 50 units of modular housing with supports. The housing and 24/7 on-site supports will be operated by Island Crisis Care Society. Additional space will be included for winter shelter use – operational from November to March. The goal is to have the housing open by early 2019.

People who apply to live here will need to meet eligibility requirements and will be assessed to ensure that their needs can be met through on-site and off-site support. All residents will pay rent and sign a program agreement. Oceanside residents will be given priority.

There are a variety of support services planned. Each resident may require different support. All residents will receive individualized case planning to further develop life and social skills such as employment planning and managing the transition to independence and recovery. Programming space will be available to facilitate training and food preparation. Other services will include outreach workers, wellness checks, and connection and referral to community services and support groups.

Under the Rapid Response to Housing program, modular units are used for faster delivery and installation times, to meet the urgent community need. These units require appropriate land and space, and must be centrally-located to ensure connection to community services. People experiencing homelessness are already a part of our community; we want to help them find safe and stable housing in the community. This is the first step in helping people to achieve and maintain stability in housing.