The provincial government announced on Thursday the launch of a new fund for supportive housing: the Building BC: Supportive Housing Fund.
The fund will provide $1.2 billion over 10 years for the construction and operation of 2,500 units of housing for people who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness.
The Building BC: Supportive Housing Fund launches today. This investment will provide $1.2 billion over 10 years to build & operate 2,500 units of supportive housing for people who are experiencing #homelessness, or are at risk of homelessness. LEARN MORE– https://t.co/6Rx1x9fWkZ pic.twitter.com/Rkvhj4apRD
— BC Housing (@BC_Housing) August 2, 2018
The government is also working to identify non-profit housing providers that are interested in providing management and support services.
Those services include, but are not limited to: individual or group support services, resident needs assessments, meal programs, helping access income assistance and other benefits, and home maintenance support.
This is in addition to the 2000 homes that we have already announced for 22 communities across the province. Just got more shovels in the ground this week in #PrinceRupert and #Terrace. Such gratitude from these communities that been waiting for help for so long …. https://t.co/7CjG84uHI5
— Selina Robinson (@selinarobinson) August 2, 2018
The Supportive Housing Fund is in addition to three other funds: the Community Housing Fund ($1.9 billion over 10 years), the Women’s Transition Housing Fund ($734 million over 10 years), and the Indigenous Housing Fund ($550 million over 10 years).