homeless housing

North Cowichan is asking the UBCM to extend the grant to operate the Village cabin site for homeless people on Trunk Road. (File photo)

North Cowichan looks to extend grant for the Village

Grant for homeless project set to expire at end of September

 

The City of Duncan has decided to allow the Village cabin site for homeless people on Trunk Road to stay in place for another eight months. Pictured is one of the 34 sleeping cabins on site. (Citizen file)

Duncan extends Village homeless operation for 8 months

But some neighbours have issues with the homeless facility

 

Photo taken with permission of a woman who had a seizure, due in part to the extreme heat in Kelowna (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)

Kelowna’s vulnerable want to shelter from heat wave, but bylaw requires they move

Bylaw requires residents of homeless encampment to pack-up and leave each morning

Photo taken with permission of a woman who had a seizure, due in part to the extreme heat in Kelowna (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)
BC Housing's new supportive housing development on Paddle Road has been completed. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

First of two supportive housing facilities opens in Cowichan Valley

Building on Paddle Road contains 52-housing units

BC Housing's new supportive housing development on Paddle Road has been completed. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Students at Cowichan Valley Open Learning (CVOLC) are helping make tables for community gathering at ‘The Village’, Cowichan Housing Association’s newest purpose-built community of sleeping units. (Contributed by Mike Russell)

Students construct gathering spaces for The Village sleeping cabin site in Duncan

CVOLC students make picnic tables for Trunk Road community

Students at Cowichan Valley Open Learning (CVOLC) are helping make tables for community gathering at ‘The Village’, Cowichan Housing Association’s newest purpose-built community of sleeping units. (Contributed by Mike Russell)
Walk With Me cultural safety production coordinator Darcy Honey is nice and comfortable inside the new mobile shelter. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror

B.C. tiny home pods offer ‘emergency middle ground’ for unhoused people

Walk With Me Campbell River’s goal is to provide 30 units for people by fall 2022

Walk With Me cultural safety production coordinator Darcy Honey is nice and comfortable inside the new mobile shelter. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror
Sleeping cabins for the homeless have been a temporary solution to a long-time problem in the Cowichan Valley. (File photo)

No sleeping cabins coming for Lake Cowichan’s homeless

Wrap around services don’t exist, says mayor

Sleeping cabins for the homeless have been a temporary solution to a long-time problem in the Cowichan Valley. (File photo)
The new “Village” cabin site for homeless people on Trunk Road, pictured during a tour of the facility on March 1, is expected to be operation by mid-March. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

2 cabin sites for homeless in Duncan to shut down at end of March

Leases run out for sites on St. Julien Street and The Mound

The new “Village” cabin site for homeless people on Trunk Road, pictured during a tour of the facility on March 1, is expected to be operation by mid-March. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Tent camp in Beacon Hill Park, Victoria B.C., April 2021. Campers in urban regions are often people who have refused shelter space, or have been expelled from local shelters. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press Media)

Surrey, Abbotsford, Vancouver get first centres for homeless people

Mayors called for end to ‘catch and release’ justice system

Tent camp in Beacon Hill Park, Victoria B.C., April 2021. Campers in urban regions are often people who have refused shelter space, or have been expelled from local shelters. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press Media)
City of Duncan has approved a temporary-use permit to allow up to 40 sleeping cabins for the homeless at 610 Trunk Road. (File photo)
City of Duncan has approved a temporary-use permit to allow up to 40 sleeping cabins for the homeless at 610 Trunk Road. (File photo)
The City of Duncan is considering a proposal for another 40 sleeping cabins for the homeless, like the ones pictured at St. Julien Street, to be placed at as temporary site at 610 Trunk Road. (File photo)

Another temporary cabin site for homeless proposed for Trunk Road

Site would consist of 40 sleeping cabins and wrap-aroujnd services

The City of Duncan is considering a proposal for another 40 sleeping cabins for the homeless, like the ones pictured at St. Julien Street, to be placed at as temporary site at 610 Trunk Road. (File photo)
The modular units are in place at BC Housing’s supportive housing project on Drinkwater Road. (Courtesy of Nomodic)

Modular units in place at affordable housing project just outside Duncan

Facility expected to be completed in early 2022

The modular units are in place at BC Housing’s supportive housing project on Drinkwater Road. (Courtesy of Nomodic)
Graphic conception BC Housing's 51-unit supportive housing project on Drinkwater Road. (BC Housing)
Graphic conception BC Housing's 51-unit supportive housing project on Drinkwater Road. (BC Housing)
More sleeping cabins for the homeless in the Cowichan Valley will soon be put in place after a $2.5-million grant application to the UBCM Strengthening Communities’ Services funding program was successful. (File photo)

New site sought for 46 cabins for homeless in Cowichan

Cowichan Housing Association looks to lease 1.5-acre property

More sleeping cabins for the homeless in the Cowichan Valley will soon be put in place after a $2.5-million grant application to the UBCM Strengthening Communities’ Services funding program was successful. (File photo)
Nanaimo-North Cowichan MLA Doug Routley. (Photo submitted)

Cowichan region to receive $2.47 million to help deal with homeless issues

Funding comes from province and Ottawa

  • Aug 18, 2021
Nanaimo-North Cowichan MLA Doug Routley. (Photo submitted)
Penticton mayor John Vassilaki and Minister of Housing David Eby have been battling over the Victory Church shelter and BC Housing projects in the city. (File photos)

Battle between Penticton and B.C. over homeless shelter officially before the court

The city filed their official petition before the Supreme Court on Wednesday, July 6

Penticton mayor John Vassilaki and Minister of Housing David Eby have been battling over the Victory Church shelter and BC Housing projects in the city. (File photos)
The city-owned lot at 361 St. Julien St., which has been home to a temporary homeless site for more than a year, will be sold and plans are to build a three-storey mixed-use development there, Peter de Verteuil, Duncan CAO explained at a recent council meeting. (File photo)

New development planned for homeless site in Duncan

Lot on St. Julien Street would see three-storey building

The city-owned lot at 361 St. Julien St., which has been home to a temporary homeless site for more than a year, will be sold and plans are to build a three-storey mixed-use development there, Peter de Verteuil, Duncan CAO explained at a recent council meeting. (File photo)
Residents with pets can move into housing such as these tiny homes near Royal Athletic Park in Victoria. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

Victoria area homeless pet trends bucking expectations

No increased influx of animals as people move from parks to housing in Victoria: BC SPCA

Residents with pets can move into housing such as these tiny homes near Royal Athletic Park in Victoria. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
Catherine Sas, from Lake Cowichan, faces being homeless for the first time in her life. (Submitted photo)
Catherine Sas, from Lake Cowichan, faces being homeless for the first time in her life. (Submitted photo)