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Master Plan for Housing the Homeless

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Have a look through the Master Plan document and Appendices:

  1. Master Plan for Housing the Homeless in Surrey
  2. Appendix A
  3. Appendix B

The City of Surrey and BC Housing partnered to develop a Master Plan for Housing the Homeless in Surrey (Master Plan).

The Master Plan was adopted by Council in July 2013. Have a look at the Corporate Report.

The Master Plan aims to respond to the City’s needs for long-term housing and support services for the homeless and at-risk of homelessness. The Master Plan focuses on identifying:

  • Best practices
  • Housing gaps
  • Service gaps
  • Top priorities

The Plan identifies the following population groups to be in particular need of supportive housing:

  • Individuals with mental health and/or substance abuse issues
  • Women and women with children
  • Youth
  • Aboriginal people

Surrey’s Master Plan for Housing the Homeless outlines the following priorities:

  • Creation of an additional 450 units of transitional and supported housing for people who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness.
  • Replacement of the Gateway emergency shelter in Whalley with a new purpose built facility that also incorporates transitional housing units.
  • Enhancement of supportive housing, shelter and drop-in services that focus on vulnerable population groups with unique needs.
  • Continuing to strengthen partnerships and collaboration with BC Housing, Fraser Health Authority, Surrey Homelessness and Housing Society, and other government funders and foundations.