Tiny home amenities
Each tiny home will be about 100 square feet and include a bed, desk, chair, wardrobe and fridge. Communal shower and washroom facilities will also be installed. The site will also include planter boxes for vegetables and a public art component. There will be no cooking on site and all meals will be prepared at Our Place and brought to residents. A single entrance to the village will be welcoming while maximizing security
How the village will change lives
Supports on site will include daily meals, access to life-skills training, employment assistance and counselling, physical and mental health resources, as well as referral to addiction recovery services through Island Health. To help set residents up for success, no guests will be allowed and there will be zero tolerance of violence and criminality.
Residents will be at least 19 years of age, with priority given to people who are unhoused that require minimal supports and are ready to bridge to permanent housing. Each resident will have a personalized plan to help them reach their health, income and housing goals.
How temporary homes help
The Tiny Homes Village is a temporary home for residents while they prepare to secure long-term housing. The village is planned to come to a close in fall 2022.
Respecting the neighourhood
Ensuring the village and neighbouring residents have a harmonious relationship is a priority for Our Place and its partners. Residents will be required to commit to the terms for a healthy community that respect the neighbourhood, and security staff will be present 24/7.