homeless housing

The City of Duncan has decided to allow the Village cabin site for homeless people on Trunk Road to stay in place for another eight months. Pictured is one of the 34 sleeping cabins on site. (Citizen file)

Duncan extends Village homeless operation for 8 months

But some neighbours have issues with the homeless facility

 

Photo taken with permission of a woman who had a seizure, due in part to the extreme heat in Kelowna (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)

Kelowna’s vulnerable want to shelter from heat wave, but bylaw requires they move

Bylaw requires residents of homeless encampment to pack-up and leave each morning

 

BC Housing's new supportive housing development on Paddle Road has been completed. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

First of two supportive housing facilities opens in Cowichan Valley

Building on Paddle Road contains 52-housing units

 

Students at Cowichan Valley Open Learning (CVOLC) are helping make tables for community gathering at ‘The Village’, Cowichan Housing Association’s newest purpose-built community of sleeping units. (Contributed by Mike Russell)

Students construct gathering spaces for Duncan unhoused

Open learning students make picnic tables for The Village sleeping cabin site

Students at Cowichan Valley Open Learning (CVOLC) are helping make tables for community gathering at ‘The Village’, Cowichan Housing Association’s newest purpose-built community of sleeping units. (Contributed by Mike Russell)
Shawn Decaire from Kwesa Place unveils the “Angel Pod” tiny home concept at the Campbell River Art Gallery. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror

Tiny home pods offer ‘emergency middle ground’ for Campbell River’s unhoused people

Walk With Me Campbell River’s goal is to provide 30 units for people by fall 2022

Shawn Decaire from Kwesa Place unveils the “Angel Pod” tiny home concept at the Campbell River Art Gallery. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror
The new “Village” cabin site for homeless people on Trunk Road, pictured during a tour of the facility on March 1, is expected to be operation by mid-March. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

2 cabin sites for homeless in Duncan to shut down at end of March

Leases run out for sites on St. Julien Street and The Mound

The new “Village” cabin site for homeless people on Trunk Road, pictured during a tour of the facility on March 1, is expected to be operation by mid-March. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Sherry Thompson visits the PQB News/VI Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)

PQBeat: Catching up with Sherry Thompson, president of OHEARTS

Podcast: Chat includes the need for low-income housing, cold-weather shelters and more

Sherry Thompson visits the PQB News/VI Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)
Tent camp in Beacon Hill Park, Victoria B.C., April 2021. Campers in urban regions are often people who have refused shelter space, or have been expelled from local shelters. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press Media)

Surrey, Abbotsford, Vancouver get first centres for homeless people

Mayors called for end to ‘catch and release’ justice system

Tent camp in Beacon Hill Park, Victoria B.C., April 2021. Campers in urban regions are often people who have refused shelter space, or have been expelled from local shelters. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press Media)
The site of the Capital City Center Hotel at Douglas and Discovery streets, along with the closed White Spot restaurant and parking lot next door, are part of a new development proposal by BC Housing to provide a variety of housing types. (Black Press Media file photo)

BC Housing presents vision for major redevelopment of downtown hotel property

Site of Capital City Center Hotel, former White Spot, targeted for various levels of rental housing

The site of the Capital City Center Hotel at Douglas and Discovery streets, along with the closed White Spot restaurant and parking lot next door, are part of a new development proposal by BC Housing to provide a variety of housing types. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Knox United Church at 346 Pym St. in Parksville will open a second cold-weather shelter for the Parksville Qualicum Beach region from Jan. 3 until Jan. 10, 2022. (PQB News file photo)

Second cold-weather shelter in Parksville to open in early January

Second cold-weather shelter in Parksville to open in early January

The Knox United Church at 346 Pym St. in Parksville will open a second cold-weather shelter for the Parksville Qualicum Beach region from Jan. 3 until Jan. 10, 2022. (PQB News file photo)
Jan. 14, 2020 – Victoria residents are bundled up as more snow falls across the region. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

City of Victoria opens warming centres for the night, as shelters reach a short-staffed capacity

The city was able to hire more staff capable and willing to manage the site

Jan. 14, 2020 – Victoria residents are bundled up as more snow falls across the region. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Downtown Victoria resident Alex is an example of someone who could benefit from a hut on private land, with the ability to lock up his belongings. (Video by Krista Loughton)

Grassroots collective starts with $4,000 goal for 1 hut for 1 unhoused Victoria resident

Community Alliance for Sheltering Alternatives seeking private land to house future huts

Downtown Victoria resident Alex is an example of someone who could benefit from a hut on private land, with the ability to lock up his belongings. (Video by Krista Loughton)
Since early October 2021, the VIP Motel in Parksville has 25 temporary BC Housing rooms for people experiencing, or who are at risk of experiencing, homelessness in the Parksville Qualicum Beach region. (PQB News file photo)

Mayor of Parksville seeks ‘win-win’ scenario with province regarding temporary shelter

‘They always seem to come back to Parksville instead of going to other areas to look’

Since early October 2021, the VIP Motel in Parksville has 25 temporary BC Housing rooms for people experiencing, or who are at risk of experiencing, homelessness in the Parksville Qualicum Beach region. (PQB News file photo)
Victoria’s homeless population struggles with the winter weather in this photo taken in January 2020. (Black Press Media file photo)

Freezing temperature forecast triggers emergency weather alert by Victoria homeless shelter

Salvation Army A.R.C. to provide shelter from 8:30 p.m. until 7:30 a.m.

Victoria’s homeless population struggles with the winter weather in this photo taken in January 2020. (Black Press Media file photo)
More sleeping cabins for the homeless in the Cowichan Valley will soon be put in place after a $2.5-million grant application to the UBCM Strengthening Communities’ Services funding program was successful. (File photo)

New site sought for 46 cabins for homeless in Cowichan

Cowichan Housing Association looks to lease 1.5-acre property

More sleeping cabins for the homeless in the Cowichan Valley will soon be put in place after a $2.5-million grant application to the UBCM Strengthening Communities’ Services funding program was successful. (File photo)
John Edmondson from Bread of Life Society in Port Alberni stands across from the Beaufort Hotel building. The Bread of Life and Lookout Society are partnering to buy the building and turn it into a full-service facility for people who are hard to house. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Bread of Life partners with Vancouver society to buy Beaufort Hotel

Lookout, BOL plan $6.5M low barrier housing facility for Port Alberni

John Edmondson from Bread of Life Society in Port Alberni stands across from the Beaufort Hotel building. The Bread of Life and Lookout Society are partnering to buy the building and turn it into a full-service facility for people who are hard to house. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
Graham Hughes of Port Alberni, who organized a protest against Port Alberni’s shelter society, is released from holding cells at the Port Alberni RCMP station after being arrested earlier in the morning on Friday, Oct. 30, 2020. Hughes and other protesters have been ordered to take down their tent city. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Supreme Court orders Literacy Alberni, employee to pay $344,000 in defamation suit

B.C. judge calls for removal of online posts about Port Alberni Shelter Society

Graham Hughes of Port Alberni, who organized a protest against Port Alberni’s shelter society, is released from holding cells at the Port Alberni RCMP station after being arrested earlier in the morning on Friday, Oct. 30, 2020. Hughes and other protesters have been ordered to take down their tent city. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
Penticton mayor John Vassilaki and Minister of Housing David Eby have been battling over the Victory Church shelter and BC Housing projects in the city. (File photos)

Battle between Penticton and B.C. over homeless shelter officially before the court

The city filed their official petition before the Supreme Court on Wednesday, July 6

Penticton mayor John Vassilaki and Minister of Housing David Eby have been battling over the Victory Church shelter and BC Housing projects in the city. (File photos)
The Tiny Home Village, at 940 Caledonia Ave., is set to welcome 30 residents starting May 12. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

No influx of animals as people move from parks to housing in Victoria: BC SPCA

Our Place Society says the bulk of its housing sites allows for pets, with rules

The Tiny Home Village, at 940 Caledonia Ave., is set to welcome 30 residents starting May 12. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
Catherine Sas, from Lake Cowichan, faces being homeless for the first time in her life. (Submitted photo)
Catherine Sas, from Lake Cowichan, faces being homeless for the first time in her life. (Submitted photo)