The Regional Housing First Program is an innovative partnership between the CRD, Province of British Columbia and the Government of Canada to eliminate chronic homelessness and generate new rental housing options in southern Vancouver Island and surrounding Gulf Islands. The program aims to meet a broad range of housing needs while moving at-risk individuals into long-term, tenant-based, supported housing to enable recovery and integration into society. Learn more >>
The following projects have received provisional approval:
Island Women Against Violence have proposed the development of 50 new affordable housing units at its Croftonbrook site on Salt Spring Island. Of these units, 18 will be provided at shelter rates to provide housing to individuals who can live independently with supports.
Cool Aid Society has proposed the redevelopment of a 21 unit supportive housing project, Cedar Grove, at 210 Gorge Road East in Victoria. The 82 unit project will include 50 affordable rental units and 32 units that will be provided at shelter rates to provide housing to individuals who can live independently with supports.
A rolling request for proposals (RFP) is currently underway where proposals can be accepted at any time, and are reviewed on a regular basis.