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Guildford’s new Baird Blackstone Building supportive housing project is named for William Baird Blackstone (inset photo), who died last January. Managed by Lookout Housing and Health Society, the building includes 61 studio units for people experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness. (Building photo: Tom Zillich)

Surrey ‘in dire need’ of more supportive housing units like those in new Blackstone building

Guildford-area structure to house those experiencing homelessness

 

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)

Penticton heads to court over homeless shelter as BC Housing audit begins

The city was not satisfied with the response from Minister David Eby regarding the ongoing situation

 

BC Housing minister David Eby. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)

Eby jabs back against Penticton mayor’s ad urging BC Premier to intervene in shelter dispute

Eby writes that Penticton’s ‘serious’ social issues won’t improve under leadership of the mayor

 

In a release from the Ministry Responsible for Housing, it says the province, through BC Housing, will be buying the Travelodge Hotel (13939 104th Ave.) to provide 28 supportive housing units. (Image: Google Maps)

BC Housing buys Surrey hotel for supportive homes

Travelodge will provide nearly 30 homes

In a release from the Ministry Responsible for Housing, it says the province, through BC Housing, will be buying the Travelodge Hotel (13939 104th Ave.) to provide 28 supportive housing units. (Image: Google Maps)
BC Housing has released a request for proposals to find a contractor that will conduct an economics of mass timber study. The bidding process closes April 28, 2021. (Don Descoteau/Black Press Media)

BC Housing to study economics of using mass timber for affordable housing

The affordable housing agency sees mass timber as an opportunity to reduce building-related GHG emissions

BC Housing has released a request for proposals to find a contractor that will conduct an economics of mass timber study. The bidding process closes April 28, 2021. (Don Descoteau/Black Press Media)
The city asking the public if they want to pursue legal action against the province and their decision to override the city on the Victory Church issue. (Jesse Day Western News)

Penticton ready to sue province over homeless shelter

City council voted unanimously to authorize legal action

The city asking the public if they want to pursue legal action against the province and their decision to override the city on the Victory Church issue. (Jesse Day Western News)
Minister of Housing David Eby called Penticton city council’s decision to try and close a shelter housing 42 people ‘disgraceful’ while opposition leader Shirley Bond called Eby a bully on Thursday morning. (File photo)

Opposition leader takes Minister Eby to task over Penticton shelter handling

The two politicians shared jabs during the Thursday morning session of the Provincial Legislature

Minister of Housing David Eby called Penticton city council’s decision to try and close a shelter housing 42 people ‘disgraceful’ while opposition leader Shirley Bond called Eby a bully on Thursday morning. (File photo)
Penticton Mayor John Vassilaki said they are waiting for an official letter from the province on the Victory Church shelter before seeking legal action. (Western News file photo)

BC Housing, landlord in Penticton’s legal crosshairs over Victory Church shelter

The city and council are waiting for a written declaration from the province invoking their powers

Penticton Mayor John Vassilaki said they are waiting for an official letter from the province on the Victory Church shelter before seeking legal action. (Western News file photo)
Approximately 50 protesters gathered at Gyro Park in Penticton Friday, March 5 to protest council’s decision to close Victory Church Shelter. (Jesse Day - Western News)

BC Housing to use provincial powers to keep Penticton shelter open

Penticton council voted Tuesday to reject the shelter’s extension for a second time

Approximately 50 protesters gathered at Gyro Park in Penticton Friday, March 5 to protest council’s decision to close Victory Church Shelter. (Jesse Day - Western News)
British Columbians worried as end of COVID-19 rental supplement looms

British Columbians worried as end of COVID-19 rental supplement looms

Single mom struggles as supplement was her saving grace

British Columbians worried as end of COVID-19 rental supplement looms
The Cloverdale Mini Rec Centre is located on one of the city-owned properties being consider for the project. (Google Maps)

BC Housing withdraws application for Cloverdale supportive housing

Application withdrawn, open house cancelled following community opposition

The Cloverdale Mini Rec Centre is located on one of the city-owned properties being consider for the project. (Google Maps)
A community group against the supportive housing project believes the discovery of this deed, dated 1908, may halt development. The deed states that Joseph Shannon was selling his property to the city with the understanding that it would never be used for any purposes other than as a public park, or recreation ground. (Samantha Anderson)

Supportive housing opponent says 110-year-old document should prevent development

Proposed site for Cloverdale project is on land gifted to city by Joseph Shannon in 1908

A community group against the supportive housing project believes the discovery of this deed, dated 1908, may halt development. The deed states that Joseph Shannon was selling his property to the city with the understanding that it would never be used for any purposes other than as a public park, or recreation ground. (Samantha Anderson)
Townhouse construction in the Lower Mainland. (Black Press)

Housing slowdown forecast to cool B.C. economy

Conference Board says pipeline, trade uncertainty affecting investment

Townhouse construction in the Lower Mainland. (Black Press)
An example of what the proposed supportive housing for downtown Cloverdale may look like. (BC Housing)

Details released for controversial Cloverdale supportive housing project

Community reaction has been ‘unprecedented’: Cloverdale BIA

An example of what the proposed supportive housing for downtown Cloverdale may look like. (BC Housing)
The project would combine four properties into two lots for the development of the supportive housing. The sites include the Cloverdale Mini Rec Centre, which provides child care, a house and a parking lot. (Google Maps)

Cloverdale BIA ‘unanimously’ against supportive housing in downtown Cloverdale

Board votes against supporting the BC Housing development proposed for downtown

The project would combine four properties into two lots for the development of the supportive housing. The sites include the Cloverdale Mini Rec Centre, which provides child care, a house and a parking lot. (Google Maps)
The presentation suite set up in front of Pacific Community Church. (Brian Leong)

A look inside Cloverdale’s proposed supportive housing

Information sessions begin for 60-unit supportive housing project

The presentation suite set up in front of Pacific Community Church. (Brian Leong)
The Cloverdale Mini Rec Centre is located on one of the city-owned properties being consider for the project. (Google Maps)

Public consultation coming for Cloverdale supportive housing project

Open houses, information sessions scheduled for September

The Cloverdale Mini Rec Centre is located on one of the city-owned properties being consider for the project. (Google Maps)