Surrey is in a housing crisis and over 600 people across the city are experiencing homelessness. As part of the ongoing work to address this crisis, BC Housing has identified a potential location – 13245 King George Boulevard - for additional supportive housing that would provide new homes for approximately 38 people in Surrey.
About the Project
Fraserside Community Services Society currently manages 57 units of housing with 24-7 support services including health care at 13245 King George Boulevard. BC Housing will be leading the application to rezone the property to construct an additional building with 38 new studio homes with 24/7 supports for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness. Fraserside will also operate the new housing.
Supportive housing is a self-contained home with supports provided on-site, to ensure people can achieve and maintain housing stability. Supports include outreach workers, wellness checks, life skills training, employment assistance, connection and referral to community services and support groups. Residents have access to counselling, as well as health, mental health, and addiction recovery services.
Priority would be given to Surrey residents who meet the eligibility criteria. BC Housing and Fraserside 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 Surrey, Fraser Health, RCMP, local businesses, community organizations and community members.
This housing is an opportunity for people to leave the streets and shelter system for safe and stable housing, towards improved quality of life.
Process & Engagement
Public Information Meeting
A Public Information Meeting was held on Tuesday, March 19 from 5:30 to 7:00pm at the Ukrainian Orthodox Cultural Centre at 13512 108 Ave, Surrey. Representatives from BC Housing, Fraser Health, and Fraserside Community Services Society were on hand to present information and answer questions.
The poster boards from that meeting are available below:
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