In mid-April 2019 upwards of 40 individuals, experiencing homelessness in Abbotsford will be offered housing, as well as health and social supports. The newly completed three-storey modular apartment building located at 1640 Riverside Rd. includes eight units designed for people with disabilities. All units are private, with a washroom and kitchenette. The ground floor includes a commercial-grade kitchen, common dining area, laundry facilities and support service rooms.
“Lookout is very pleased to operate 44 units of new housing for vulnerable people living in Abbotsford,” said Shayne Williams, CEO, Lookout Housing and Health Society. “In the past year we served over 200 individuals at the Riverside Shelter, however given the lack of affordable housing opportunities, we were only able to move 37 people into homes in the local community. This new supportive housing initiative will provide the community of Abbotsford greater housing opportunities for those most in need, supporting individuals as they move towards greater independence.”
Lookout Housing and Health Society will operate the building and provide residents with meal programs, life and employment skills training and access to health and wellness support services. The modular building is located next to the existing year-round 40-bed shelter on Riverside Road, which is also operated by the society.
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