THE City of Surrey secure housing strategy for the most vulnerable has reached another milestone. Together with BC Housing and the Province, Peterson Place has recently opened its doors in North Surrey.
The 38 modular housing unit is an example of the priority the City has placed in finding long term solutions to the homeless situation in Surrey. A key pillar of the strategy is to restore the dignity of vulnerable individuals by offering them a safe place they can call home. Peterson Place offers residents individual private suites that include a bedroom, living room, kitchen and bathroom. This project also offers support for wrap around services and provides two hot meals a day for the 93 residents.
“City Council is continually working towards ensuring that every Surrey resident has a roof over their head, and a safe place to call home,” said Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum. “Peterson Place is the newest of six new supportive housing projects across the City. In addition to this newest project, another 301 housing units and 70 transitional accommodation spaces will be added in Surrey. I am proud how Peterson Place came together, especially during this time of pandemic, to deliver a safe and secure place for people to call home. My thanks to our provincial and federal partners who are working closely with us to provide meaningful housing options to end the cycle of homelessness in our City.”
Along with Peterson Place, other projects are under construction, including the Newton Housing project which will provide 40 units and is slated to open this June. Guildford Modular Housing will open in July and will add 61 housing units. In September, the Green Timbers Supportive housing will add 99 supportive housing units and 31 transitional accommodation spaces. The Rosewood, located in Whalley, will be complete in April 2022. It will offer 40 shelter beds for women and children, as well as 57 apartment housing units. In partnership with the Government of Canada, the Province and Atira Women’s Resource Society, a 44 unit housing project will break ground in June, offering secure housing for vulnerable women. Located in North Surrey, this housing project will open in early 2022.
To download b-roll of Peterson Place, and a message from Mayor Doug McCallum, click here.