Rapid Response to Homelessness
In the on-going effort to address local affordable housing needs, BC Housing and the City of Richmond have partnered to provide rental housing and services for Richmond’s most vulnerable residents. BC Housing through its Rapid Response to Homelessness Program and the City through its Affordable Housing Strategy, are committed to ensuring everyone has a place to call home.
In February 2018, the Rapid Response to Homelessness modular supportive housing was proposed for 7300 Elmbridge Way. Supportive housing provides residents with a place to live and services to help them move towards housing independence and improved quality of life.
A 3-storey modular housing building with 40 safe and secure rental homes and supportive services is proposed to be located on the site for up to five years. Services would include breakfast and a hot meal each day, life-skills training, and access to primary health and mental health services. This type of housing fills a housing gap in Richmond for individuals seeking to exit the shelter system or streets, and moving towards housing independence and improved quality of life. The proposed housing would be managed safely and responsibly by RainCity Housing, an experienced and professional supportive housing operator.
Project partners are committed to working closely with the local community to identify priorities and obtain feedback. Opportunities to provide feedback include:
|April 17 - May 1, 2018||Community Forums
|Feb 19 - Mar 4, 2018||Community Meeting - Feb 28, 2019
Let'sTalkRichmond.ca Feb 19 - Mar 4, 2018
April 17 - May 1, 2018 Community Forums
Thank you for your feedback to-date regarding the supportive housing, proposed for 7300 Elmbridge Way.
The City of Richmond has received a large volume of feedback, expressing a range of viewpoints. We are hosting a series of community forums to continue the dialogue with the community.
Community Forum Registration Request Form
Registration for our community forum is now closed.
All of the public input received will be communicated to Council and considered in any decisions they make. Please check back to this page for an update on next steps in the process.
Understanding Homelessness in Richmond Fact Sheet
Understanding Homelessness in Richmond Fact Sheet (Chinese translation)
Proposal Fact Sheet
Community Meeting Information Boards
Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions (Chinese translation)