The provincial authorities is continuous its resort acquisition spree to allow the speedy creation of housing for people experiencing homelessness, with the newest buy positioned on the japanese fringe of Surrey Metropolis Centre.
Travelodge by Wyndham Surrey at 13939 104 Avenue was acquired for $8.7 million via the supportive housing fund.
The 1987-built property, containing 28 rooms, underwent a serious renovation previous to the pandemic. Its first residents will start transferring into the property in a couple of weeks, after an non-profit operator has been chosen.
BC Housing will present the operator with an annual working subsidy of roughly $840,000 to employees the constructing 24/7. Just like different supportive housing buildings, residents may have entry to help providers akin to each day meals, life abilities coaching, employment help, counselling, bodily and psychological well being sources, and entry to dependancy remedy and restoration providers.
“With this buy, we’re in a position to assist help extra weak individuals in the neighborhood and supply a secure place for individuals who don’t have a house,” stated Bruce Ralston, the BC NDP MLA for Surrey-Whalley, in a press release.
“Our authorities has taken sturdy motion to sort out homelessness in Surrey, together with ending the encampment on the Whalley Strip. These properties are another step to assist deal with homelessness in Surrey and provides these in want entry to important providers.”
The provincial authorities has been supporting the development of 250 everlasting supportive housing items throughout three tasks in Surrey. To this point, 38 items at the moment are open, and an extra 100 are underway in Surrey, with the remaining to be introduced over the approaching months.
Final month, $16.4 million in federal funding was introduced for the development of 44 everlasting modular properties for ladies at 9145 King George Boulevard, operated by Atira Girls’s Useful resource Society.
And on Wednesday, the provincial authorities introduced it had acquired Capital Metropolis Centre Resort at 1961 Douglas Road, close to Save-On-Meals Memorial Enviornment, in downtown Victoria. The $25 million creates almost 100 items of supportive housing, and contains an adjoining car parking zone.