Chilliwack/Victoria – New modular homes proposed for people in need in Chilliwack has received the green light to build. This will be another proposed modular housing partnership between the Government of British Columbia and the city of Chilliwack.
Funded under the Building BC: Rapid Response to Homelessness program, 46 homes with supports and services are proposed on the 45000 block of Trethewey Avenue.
RainCity Housing has been selected to operate the 46-unit building and provide 24/7 support to tenants. Residents will have their own private units and will be offered services, including life and employment skills training, health and wellness support services, meal programs and opportunities for volunteer work.
Fraser Health will provide additional support to tenants at the Trethewey Avenue modular housing site through the services of the Chilliwack Intensive Case Management (ICM) team. The team will be located at, and will also support, the previously announced 45944 Yale Rd (Traders Inn) modular housing site. Team members include medical clinicians, Indigenous cultural liaisons, nurses, peer service specialists and community-support workers.
They will assist tenants facing complex challenges related to health, substance use, mental health, poverty and education by providing comprehensive assessments, individualized community-based supports and connections to other services.
The site requires a rezoning process. BC Housing and project partners will host a public open house on September 11 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Chilliwack Alliance Church, 8700 Young Rd.
If approved, construction is expected to begin in fall 2018, and tenants would be able to move in by spring 2019.