Young adults at risk of homelessness move into 30 affordable homes in Surrey

Young adults experiencing or at risk of homelessness now have access to 30 affordable homes with supports as they move into a new transitional-housing building.

“These transitional homes will provide vulnerable young adults with the care and stability they need to take their next steps, whether it’s pursuing education, a career or other opportunities,” said Ravi Kahlon, Minister of Housing. “Through our Homes for People action plan, we’re delivering thousands of homes that not only provide a roof for young people, but help them build an important foundation of community connection.”

The building at 11228 131 St., named by youth as 1.1.2. for the first three digits of its address, provides 24/7 support services for young adults between 19 and 24, many of whom are transitioning from government care. The building is operated by the Pacific Community Resources Society.

“Everyone deserves a safe and affordable place to call home,” said John Aldag, MP for Cloverdale-Langley City, on behalf of Sean Fraser, federal Minister of Housing, Infrastructure and Communities. “Our government will continue our efforts to create more homes across the country for those who need it most, including here in Surrey. This funding not only provides a helping hand for youth in need, but also contributes to the economic and social well-being of the entire community. This is the National Housing Strategy at work.”

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Author: SurreyLIP