Rapid Response to Homelessness
In an 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.
On May 18, 2018, Richmond City Council approved the Rapid Response to Homelessness modular supportive housing for 6999 Alderbridge Way. Supportive housing provides residents with a place to live with wrap around services to help them move towards housing independence and improved quality of life. The supportive housing will be managed safely and responsibly by RainCity Housing, an experienced and professional supportive housing operator.
The 3-storey modular housing building with 40 safe and secure rental homes and supportive services will be located on the site for up to five years. Services will 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.
A development permit was approved for this site. Occupancy is expected to be Spring 2019.
- January 2019: construction of the supportive housing and temporary shut-down of the off leash dog park
- March 2019: landscaping of the supportive housing site and long-term (5 years) off leash dog park
- March/April 2019: anticipated completion of site work and construction of the units including occupancy
Community Advisory Committee:
A Community Advisory Committee has been created for the temporary modular supportive housing at 6999 Alderbridge Way. Community member recruitment was completed in February 2019. We thank all applicants for their interest.
The purpose of the committee is to:
- Build and maintain positive relationships amongst the community, the building operators and the program partners;
- Facilitate information sharing and dialogue;
- Identify and resolve any issues, opportunities and concerns related to building operations;
- Support the success of the supportive housing project.
The committee includes a diverse mix of community members to maintain a balance of voices at the table. For more information, review the Terms of Reference.
Meeting minutes are available for the following Community Advisory Committee meetings:
February 28, 2019
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
Staff report to Council