homeless housing

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 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

 

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)
John Horn is leaving his position as executive director of the Cowichan Housing Association. (File photo)

John Horn leaving Cowichan Housing Association

Will take on role as executive director of John Howard Society in Nanaimo

John Horn is leaving his position as executive director of the Cowichan Housing Association. (File photo)
More sleeping cabins for the homeless in the Cowichan Valley could soon be put in place if a $2.5-million grant application to the UBCM Strengthening Communities’ Services funding program is successful. (File photo)

Funding sought to expand homeless initiatives in Cowichan Valley

$2.5-million grant would see more sleeping cabins and outreach projects

More sleeping cabins for the homeless in the Cowichan Valley could soon be put in place if a $2.5-million grant application to the UBCM Strengthening Communities’ Services funding program is successful. (File photo)
The remaining tenting sites for the homeless in the Cowichan Valley will soon be winterized. (File photo)

Duncan tent sites for the homeless to be winterized

Only two in five sites left in active use

The remaining tenting sites for the homeless in the Cowichan Valley will soon be winterized. (File photo)
John Horn, executive director of the Cowichan Housing Association, said tiny homes could help alleviate housing issues in the Valley. (File photo)

Tiny homes could help housing issues in North Cowichan, says housing official

John Horn says homeless need shelter with winter coming

John Horn, executive director of the Cowichan Housing Association, said tiny homes could help alleviate housing issues in the Valley. (File photo)
Editorial: Housing continuity for Cowichan’s homeless just makes sense

Editorial: Housing continuity for Cowichan’s homeless just makes sense

Doing this in a seamless manner is the best answer

  • Aug 27, 2020
Editorial: Housing continuity for Cowichan’s homeless just makes sense
This lot on White Road in Duncan will be the site of a new supportive housing development. A similar facility will be built on Drinkwater Road in North Cowichan. (File photo)

Virtual information sessions to be held on homeless housing on White Road

BC Housing and partners to host sessions

  • Aug 10, 2020
This lot on White Road in Duncan will be the site of a new supportive housing development. A similar facility will be built on Drinkwater Road in North Cowichan. (File photo)
Tent camp grows rapidly on Pandora Avenue in Victoria after drop-in centres closed due to COVID-19, March 26, 2020. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

Stop passing the buck on tent camps, Horgan tells municipalities

Victoria, other cities advised to enforce their own bylaws

Tent camp grows rapidly on Pandora Avenue in Victoria after drop-in centres closed due to COVID-19, March 26, 2020. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
This lot on White Road in Duncan will be the site of a new supportive housing development. A similar facility will be built on Drinkwater Road in North Cowichan. (File photo)
This lot on White Road in Duncan will be the site of a new supportive housing development. A similar facility will be built on Drinkwater Road in North Cowichan. (File photo)
The Rosebowl Restaurant closed its doors at the end of June, 2020. Photo by Marc Kitteringham - Campbell River Mirror

Restaurant to be converted into housing for people experiencing homelessness

BC Housing buys popular Campbell River eatery for $985,000 to serve as bridge housing

The Rosebowl Restaurant closed its doors at the end of June, 2020. Photo by Marc Kitteringham - Campbell River Mirror
This lot on White Road in Duncan will be the site of a new supportive housing development. A similar facility will be built on Drinkwater Road in North Cowichan. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Editorial: Give supportive housing the chance to work

Housing first is important, because it can help people to get out of survival mode

  • Jul 2, 2020
This lot on White Road in Duncan will be the site of a new supportive housing development. A similar facility will be built on Drinkwater Road in North Cowichan. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)