City continues dialogue on proposed new homes for vulnerable people
10 April 2018
The City of Richmond is hosting a series of community forums in April of 2018 regarding the proposed 40 new rental homes with 24/7 support services at 7300 Elmbridge Way. This supportive housing will address the immediate needs of vulnerable people in the community struggling to find a stable place to live.
Since the announcement of the proposed rental homes in February, the City has received public feedback with a variety of perspectives. To date, Council has received 1,194 surveys through LetsTalkRichmond.ca, approximately 13,000 petition letters and 125 individual letters, and staff connected with over 600 people at the community information meeting held on February 28, 2018.
The community forums will provide participants with an additional opportunity to learn more about homelessness in Richmond and the proposed supportive housing at 7300 Elmbridge Way. Through facilitated discussions, participants will be able to express their views and ask questions. Sessions will be held at Richmond City Hall and will accommodate up to 25 participants per session.
Registration to attend these sessions is required. Interested participants are requested to complete a registration request form that will be posted on the City’s website at Richmond.ca/RapidResponsetoHomelessness. Forms submitted by Sunday, April 15 will have registration and the location of the session confirmed, by email, on Monday, April 16.
If there is more interest in a particular date and time than space will allow, registration will be determined with a lottery system. Requests for registration received following April 15 will be confirmed on a first-come, first-serve basis where space is available.
Anyone that is not able to attend a session is encouraged to review the session materials that will be posted on the City’s website at Richmond.ca/RapidResponsetoHomelessness, and provide input using the email address firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community forums have been scheduled for the following dates and times:
|Tuesday, April 17||1:00-3:00 p.m.|
|Thursday, April 19||5:00-7:00 p.m.|
|Friday, April 20||1:00-3:00 p.m.||Chinese Language Facilitation|
|Monday, April 23||1:00-3:00 p.m.|
|Tuesday, April 24||5:00-7:00 p.m.||Chinese Language Facilitation|
|Wednesday, April 25||7:00-9:00 p.m.|
|Thursday, April 26||1:00-3:00 p.m.|
|Monday, April 30||1:00-3:00 p.m.||Chinese Language Facilitation|
|Tuesday, May 1||4:00-6:00 p.m.|
The City is committed to working closely with the local community to identify priorities and obtain feedback. All of the public input received will be communicated to Council for consideration. Residents will have an opportunity to delegate to Council at a Council Meeting before a decision regarding the proposal is made.