EXTENSIVE DESIGN PROCESS WITH VARIOUS USER GROUPS
BRINGING A RANGE OF SOCIAL HOUSING AND SERVICES TOGETHER ‘UNDER ONE ROOF’
CHPA is working in partnership with the District of Squamish, Squamish Helping Hands Society, and BC Housing to create a new “Under One Roof’ facility that will offer the Squamish community improved and centralized access to food, shelter, and support services to serve the community’s homeless and near homeless population.
With access to these services and supports, the aim is to increase capacity and contribution, encouraging participants toward purpose and independence as thriving members of the community.
The four-storey building is located in Squamish’s civic hub, and includes 45 suites on the upper three levels over a mixed use ground floor.
The ground level combines a variety of services including a commercial kitchen, laundromat, administrative services, Vancouver Coastal Health office, food bank, lounges, and approximately eight emergency shelter beds. After an extensive design process including a large variety of user groups and the district, the project is entering the construction phase and is anticipated to be complete in 2020.