Supportive Modular Housing
250 New Units of Supportive Modular Housing Coming to Surrey
As part of its response to homelessness in Surrey, the Province has committed to building 250 permanent supportive housing units in Surrey. The units address the city’s urgent need for housing with supports for people experiencing homelessness. Surrey is in a housing crisis and over 600 people across the city are experiencing homelessness.
In June 2018, several organizations worked together to open three sites in the City Centre area. People who were experiencing homelessness were relocated into 166 temporary short-term transitional accommodation units.
The next step is to implement the Province’s commitment to build 250 permanent supportive modular housing units at up to five sites in communities across Surrey.
Supportive Housing Locations
Two sites have currently been identified and are in the planning process:
- 13245 King George Blvd, Peterson Place: 38 new studio apartments units with 24/7 supports. Operated by Fraserside Community Services.
- 14706 104 Avenue: approximately 60 new studio apartments with 24/7 supports. Operated by Lookout Housing & Health Society.
- 13620 80 Avenue: approximately 40 new studio apartments with 24/7 supports.
About the Units
The new modular supportive housing will be self-contained studio apartments. They will include:
- Supports on-site to ensure people can achieve and maintain housing stability
- Shared amenity space
- Staff on-site 24/7
- Daily breakfast and hot meal
- Life-skills training
- Access to health services
Rapid Response to Homelessness Initiative
The Provincial government is investing $291 million to build over 2,000 modular supportive housing units across BC. The investment is being made through the Province's Rapid Response to Homelessness Initiative and is in response to the growing issue of homelessness in communities throughout BC.
Learn more about the Province's Rapid Response to Homelessness.
Learn more about Surrey's Master Plan For Housing the Homeless.