BC Housing, in partnership with Island Crisis Care Society, the Oceanside Task Force on Homelessness, the Regional District of Nanaimo, the City of Parksville, and the Town of Qualicum Beach are proposing to develop modular supportive housing at 222 Corfield Street South.
BC Housing will build the housing, containing approximately 50 studio and one-bedroom suites. Additional space will be included for winter shelter use, operational from November to March. Island Crisis Care Society will provide 24/7 staffing and maintenance of the building. Staff will provide support to residents as well as security and management. The three-storey modular building will suit the architectural style of the neighbourhood and each home will include a private bathroom and kitchen.
People who apply to live here will need to meet eligibility requirements and will be assessed to ensure that their needs can be met through on-site and off-site support. Priority will be given to Oceanside residents who have become homeless or are at risk of homelessness. All residents will pay rent and sign a program agreement. Many residents will already have relationships with Island Crisis Care Society and the Homelessness Outreach Support Team (HOST) from previous or current outreach work. Residents will be supported by HOST which was started by the Oceanside Taskforce on Homelessness. HOST is made up of workers from Island Crisis Care Society, Society of Organized Services, Mental Health and Substance Use Services, Canadian Mental Health Association, and Forward House.
There are a variety of support services planned. Each resident may require different support. All residents will receive individualized case planning to further develop life and social skills such as employment planning and managing the transition to independence and recovery, as well as programming space to facilitate training and food preparation. Other services will include outreach workers, wellness checks, connection and referral to community services and support groups.
- ICCS Corfield Page
- Frequently Asked Questions
- High Support Clients and VAT
- Project Timeline
- City of Parksville Background Information
- BC Housing Project Overview
- Parksville City Council Rapid Response to Housing