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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, proposes to develop the 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
In Proposal
Phase
Public Engagement
Date of Completion
Early 2019
Location
Parksville

About the Project

BC Housing, the Regional District of Nanaimo, the City of Parksville, Oceanside Task Force on Homelessness and 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 proposes to 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, as well as programming space to facilitate training and food preparation. Other services will include outreach workers, wellness checks, 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.

Community Open House

Please view the following information presented at the March 20, 2018 community open house.

Process & Engagement

March 20, 2018 – Open House

Community members had the opportunity to view poster boards and speak with representatives from BC Housing, Island Crisis Care Society, Oceanside Task Force on Homelessness, and the City of Parksville.

Comments were collected from attendees and will be used to create a summary report (which will be available on this page).

 

Contact Information

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