We are pleased to report that on March 27, 2018 Minister Selina Robinson, City of Abbotsford Mayor Henry Braun, and Lookout Society Executive Director Shayne Williams gathered to formally announce the development of a new Modular Housing building with 44 units, which will be operated by Lookout Society. The new building will be located at the site of the Riverside Road shelter which is also operated by Lookout. Shelter clients who are able to live more independently will be able to move into units in the new building, which will include their own bathrooms.
From Shayne Williams, Executive Director, Lookout Society:
“Lookout Housing and Health Society is excited to be operating a 44-unit supportive transitional modular building in Abbotsford, located adjacent to the Riverside shelter. Homelessness has increased in communities across B.C., including Abbotsford, where the homeless population counted in 2017 increased by 73% from 2014. Recognizing a strong need for wrap-around services, Lookout is looking forward to collaborating with the City of Abbotsford, BC Housing and project partners to provide long-term support to the community’s most vulnerable populations.”
For the official press release, click here.
For additional details, click here.