BC Housing, North Coast Transition Society, and the City of Prince Rupert are partnering to create 36 units of permanent modular supportive housing for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
Process & Engagement
Final Reading – June 25, 2018
The City of Prince Rupert approved the proposal for supportive housing at 1500 Park Avenue. BC Housing hopes to open the housing by fall 2018.
About the Project
The homelessness issue in Prince Rupert has become urgent and there is an immediate need for supportive housing to address this issue. The first step to a healthy, stable life is moving off the streets and into longer-term housing with support services. At their June 25, 2018 council meeting, the City of Prince Rupert approved the construction of permanent modular housing at the 1500 block of Park Avenue. These 36 new homes will provide 24/7 support services for people who are at risk of homelessness.
The housing will be operated by North Coast Transition Society, an experienced and professional supportive housing operator. Their responsibilities include property management, operations management, and tenant selection (in collaboration with BC Housing and community partners).
The new modular homes will have shared amenity space, including a commercial kitchen for learning healthy cooking and other culinary life-skills, and laundry facilities. Each home will have a private bathroom and kitchen. Residents will have access to 24/7 support services including employment and other life-skills training, and health and wellness services. The development is scheduled for completion Fall 2018.