Learn about various supportive housing initiatives for people at risk of or experiencing homelessness.

As part of its response to homelessness, the federal and provincial governments have committed to creating new supportive housing units in Surrey.

The units address the urgent need for housing with support for people at risk of or experiencing homelessness. Surrey is in a housing crisis and more than 600 people across the city are experiencing homelessness.

The City is partnering with the Province of BC, the Government of Canada and non-profit housing providers to develop several new supportive housing projects.

New Projects

Supportive Housing & Shelter Projects

Three new supportive modular housing projects opened in 2021, providing a total of 139 homes for people who are experiencing homeless or at-risk of homelessness.

  • Peterson Place (13245 King George Boulevard) – Opened January 2021: 38 new studio apartments units with 24/7 supports. Operated by Fraserside Community Services.
     
  • The Nest (13620 80 Avenue) – Opened July 2021: 40 new studio apartments with 24/7 supports. Operated by Phoenix Society.
     
  • Baird Blackstone Building (14706 104 Avenue) – Opened September 2021: 61 new studio apartments with 24/7 supports. Operated by Lookout Housing & Health Society.

In 2022, six new supportive housing and shelter projects have opened or are under development, providing a total of 387 new homes or beds for people who are experiencing homeless or at-risk of homelessness:

Opened April 2022:

  • Foxglove (9810 Foxglove Drive): 100 studio apartments (66 supportive housing units and 34 enhanced complex care units) and 30 single bedrooms (transitional/shelter rooms). Operated by Raincity Housing.

Under construction or in the planning process:

  • Little's Place Too (9145 King George Boulevard) – Opening in June 2022: 44 new units for women with 24/7 supports. Operated by Atira.
    • Rosewood (9671 137 Street): 40 shelter beds and 57 apartment units for women and children; 15 of the apartments will be for young Indigenous females. Operated by Elizabeth Fry.
       
    • 13939 104 Ave: 26 supportive housing units. Owned by BC Housing, and operated by Connective
    • Safe Sleep (13425/13455 107A Ave) – 60 supportive housing units. The non-profit operator has not yet been announced. 

      About Supportive Housing

      The new supportive housing will include various amenities and services, such as:

      • Supports on-site to ensure people can achieve and maintain housing stability
      • Shared amenity space
      • Staff on-site 24/7
      • Daily meals
      • Life-skills training
      • Access to health services

      Learn more about the province's Building BC initiative

      Learn more about the Federal Government’s Rapid Housing Initiative.

      Learn more about Surrey's Master Plan For Housing the Homeless.