BC Housing, Our Place Society and the Alliance to End Homelessness in the Capital Region have requested a six-month licence extension from the City of Victoria to continue to provide temporary housing at the Tiny Homes Village (940 Caledonia Ave.) until September 30, 2023. The current licence expires on March 31, 2023.
The community is invited to attend a public information session at an upcoming meeting of the North Park Neighbourhood Association on February 14, 2023 at 7 p.m. in the Community Room, 1025 Mason Street.
Project partners will provide an update and the community will have an opportunity to ask questions about the licence extension and provide feedback. Feedback about the licence extension can also be provided to the City by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. by February 16, 2023. Feedback gathered will be summarized for Council’s consideration of the licence extension request in a Council meeting to occur in March 2023.
Since May 2021, this Tiny Homes Village has offered safe and warm conditions to our community’s most vulnerable people while BC Housing builds permanent supportive homes in the region. While many building projects are nearing completion, industry-wide construction delays have caused need for this extension.
It is now anticipated that all Tiny Homes residents will move into permanent homes by the end of September 2023, at which time the Tiny Homes Village will be removed from the site.
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The Alliance to End Homelessness in the Capital Region (AEHCR) is a partnership of local housing, health & social service providers, non-profit organizations, all levels of government, businesses, post-secondary institutions, the faith community, people with a lived & living experience of homelessness, and members of the general public. The AEHCR’s mission is to ensure experiences of homelessness in the Capital Region by 2030 are rare, brief, and non-recurring and that housing and supports are culturally adaptive, creative, caring, and person-centered.