The City of Chilliwack was working with the local community, housing agencies and other stakeholders to find immediate solutions that would help break the cycle of homelessness in Chilliwack by increasing housing supply.
This project was designed to transition people out from the winter shelter into the new housing facility located in the heart of the city.
Using modular construction as a viable alternative to address the lack of affordable housing, BC Housing and Raincity Housing Society will be able to open the doors sooner to this new facility in Chilliwack, BC. The 44-unit supportive housing facility provides a safe, quality home for people at risk in the community so they can have a fresh start, and focus on rebuilding their lives instead of just surviving on the streets.
This facility was completed with 33, 12’x64’ modules built off-site at Metric’s manufacturing facility in Agassiz, transported to and installed on-site where the final connections were done.
The tenants share a kitchen, dining space, and medical room, but each individual will have their own private unit – a self-contained unit with their own living space, kitchen, and private bathroom.
The modules were built using BC wood; and were designed to meet BC Energy Code Step 3 – the provinces’ new construction standard implemented last year to ensure new building achieve energy efficiency requirements.
This project was by BC Housing as well as with support from the City of Chilliwack to purchase the land with funds reserved for Chilliwack’s first Housing First project.