Surrey Homelessness & Housing Society (SHHS) is pleased to have granted a total of $3.9 million to the City of Surrey to support three major capital initiatives providing shelter and homes for those experiencing homelessness and at risk of homelessness in Surrey.
The grant will be disbursed over a 10-year period and support the following projects with lease and renovation costs:
The Olive Branch Shelter – 10732 City Parkway
The Olive Brand Shelter will provide 46 beds for men and women, with the intention of accommodating those who are currently living in the Emergency Response Centre (ERC) at the North Surrey Recreation Centre. SHHS will cover costs of the renovation and lease for a 5-year period, so residents will remain sheltered. The Olive Branch Shelter welcomed guests on November 16, 2020.
The Cove Shelter – 10607 King George Blvd
Providing 42 shelter beds for men and women, the SHHS grant will cover costs of the renovation and lease for a 3-year period. The opening of this shelter in November 2019 enabled individuals living in an outdoor encampment to move indoors and into shelter.
Newton Modular Housing Project – 13620 80 Ave
SHHS will cover the costs of the lease for a 10-year period, providing 40 supportive housing units for men and women. This is part of the Province’s commitment to develop 250 new modular supportive housing units on five sites in Surrey. Completion is expected in May 2021.