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Quesnel - Elliott Street Supportive Housing

Project Overview

The Elliott Street Supportive Housing project proposes to build a supportive housing development on the vacant land on the 300 block of Elliott Street in Quesnel. This will include 30 self-contained units of supportive housing and four units of support recovery, which will be operated by the Quesnel Shelter and Supports Society. 

Elliott Street proposed location
In Proposal
Municipal Review
Date of Completion

Process & Engagement

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

City of Quesnel minutes from May 30, 2018 meeting

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

Summary from City of Quesnel

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.

About the Project

The project is expected to meet the commitments set by the following agreements:

  • Good Neighbour Agreement: A commitment with Elliott Street neighbours to address concerns in a timely manner; communicate with them; work together to improve the neighbourhood; identify tenant expectations; work with tenants to foster good neighbour relations.
  • Operating Agreement: A contract between BC Housing and the future operator that outlines the financial and functional decisions of housing operations including rules and regulations that govern operations, and specific needs of the intended clients and the community.
  • Housing Agreement: Used by municipalities to promote affordability and diversity in housing projects receiving local government contributions. This agreement will put into effect the City of Quesnel’s housing policy objectives such as ensuring use for intended tenant population; expectations on administration and management of the housing units; affordability and preservation of long-term supportive housing facilities in the community.

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.

Contact Information

For more information about the Elliott Street Supportive Housing project, please email

Any correspondence intended for Quesnel City Council should be sent to Correspondence submitted prior September 18, 2017 has been forwarded to the City.