Camas Gardens, located near Victoria, has 44 self-contained bachelor and one-bedroom units for people who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness, including people facing mental health or addiction issues, either active or in recovery. This case study explores concerns that were raised about the site and the strategies used to gain community acceptance.
About the Case Study Series
This case study series documents the experiences of supportive housing sites that gained neighbourhood acceptance. The purpose of this research is to help future sites better address neighbourhood concerns at the initial stages of a project. Sharing lessons learned also helps identify strategies to improve relationships with neighbours of existing social housing sites.
Read the Community Acceptance Series Overview for a summary of all five case studies in this series.