BC Housing and the City of Quesnel are partnering to create 32 units of supportive housing for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
About the Project
BC Housing and the City of Quesnel are partnering to create 32 units of supportive housing at 355 Elliot St to be operated by Quesnel Shelter and Support Society.
The housing will contain up to 32 studio homes, a common dining area, commercial kitchen, amenity spaces and programming space. Each home is furnished and includes a 3-piece bathroom and kitchenette. There is a secure storage area for bikes and personal possessions.
Supportive housing is a self-contained studio home with supports provided on-site, to ensure people can achieve and maintain housing stability. Priority would be given to Quesnel residents who meet the eligibility criteria. BC Housing and Quesnel Shelter and Support Society would lead the resident selection process, in collaboration with local service providers. All new residents would pay rent and sign a program agreement and good neighbour agreement. A community advisory committee would be developed to support the successful integration of the new building and residents into the community, with representation from BC Housing, City of Quesnel, , RCMP, local businesses, community organizations and community members.
The Province will work closely with the City to identify a location for a new shelter site. In the meantime, the emergency shelter at 146 Carson Avenue will remain open until the new site is operational. The Quesnel Shelter and Support Society will continue to operate this shelter.
Process & Engagement
March 5 2019 - Development Permit
The City of Quesnel approved the development permit and variances.
June 5, 2018 – Third Reading
The City of Quesnel indicated that fourth and final reading of the zoning and OCP amendment is conditional upon the project receiving an approved Development Permit, which BC Housing anticipates submitting in early 2019. City of Quesnel minutes from June 5, 2018 meeting
May 30, 2018 – Public Hearing
August 15, 2017 – Public Information Meeting
The community had the opportunity to view poster boards, talk with representatives from the Quesnel Shelter & Support Society, BC Housing and the City of Quesnel, and submit comment forms. Please see the summary report of comments received regarding the August 15 meeting (prepared by the City of Quesnel).
September 18, 2017 – Public Hearing / First Reading of the Official Community Plan and Zoning Bylaw Amendment
December 13, 2017 - Open House - postponed until further notice
BC Housing is postponing the public information meeting, which was scheduled for December 13, until after we have completed the RFP process and a successful proponent has been identified.