Master Plan for Housing the Homeless
Have a look through the Master Plan document and Appendices:
The City of Surrey and BC Housing partnered to develop a Master Plan for Housing the Homeless in Surrey (Master Plan).
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
- 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.