Monday, December 24, 2018

Prince Rupert Homeless shelter receives extended funding through the winter

While the assembly of the Modular Home Supportive Housing residence on Park Avenue continues through the winter, the current shelter has been provided with some extended funding to keep its facility on Third Avenue West in operation through the winter.

The funding for the 25 bed shelter that is operated by the North Coast Transition Society was confirmed as part of an announcement Friday providing for funding for twelve shelters that are located in communities across British Columbia.

No details were provided as part of the Friday announcement towards much of the shelter money was to be allocated to the Prince Rupert location.

You can review the announcement here.

The provincial announcement is a bit of recycling of a previous announcement of August, when it was previously noted that the Third Avenue shelter would remain open until the permanent facility was ready for occupancy.

Last week, North Coast MLA Jennifer Rice posted the first photos of the new modular housing construction project taking shape at the Park avenue site, if all goes as planned it is hoped to have the new facility open to those in need early in 2019.

You can review some of the background to the supportive housing plans below:

December 10 -- Supportive Housing Project progressing along Park Avenue
October 31 -- Land clearing complete, Prince Rupert Supportive Housing site sits ready for construction phase
July 31 -- Timeline shifts for Park Avenue Supportive Housing in Prince Rupert 
June 28 -- Thoughts on amenities, road safety among Council commentary on Park Avenue housing permit process
June 25 -- Council to review the Development Permit Application for Park Avenue Supportive Housing plans
May 29 -- The path towards the Park Avenue Supportive Housing project starts with a Public Notice
April 20 -- Much anticipated supportive housing proposal will see summer time build set for property on Park Avenue
March 1 -- North Coast MLA's Budget Defence includes Prince Rupert references

For more items of note related the housing across the Northwest see our archive page here.

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