Chilliwack Salvation Army Receives Permit for Temporary Housing For The Homeless

Chilliwack – On Tuesday night at Chilliwack City Council, Council approved the issuance of Temporary Use Permit with respect to their property located at 45748 Yale Road.
City Council unanimously supported the siting and operation of the temporary emergency shelter bed facility that will allow BC Housing to quickly address a critical need in the community, while the necessary permits and details are finalized for future permanent structures.
Minimal impacts are anticipated on the adjacent businesses from the proposed development as the proposal essentially represents an appropriate expansion of an existing facility within the confines of the already established Salvation Army complex.
The three year permit covers a 46 bed emergency shelter facility for the Salvation Army.
Unlike the debate for Spiritual Quest Wellness Society and their permit application for more beds to help women with addictions, the housing debate for the Salvation Army and BC Housing sailed through Council with very little debate and no controversy.

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