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  Housing /
Homelessness




Chilliwack Healthier
Community Strategic
    Action Plan
Provincial Housing Strategy
City of Chilliwack

• Housing Strategy (2008)
• Mayor’s Housing Committee
• Partnerships
Home Ownership
 Minimum    Housing Type             Annual Income
household   Mobile Home                 $35,193
income to   Apartment                   $52,334
purchase    Townhouse                   $63,947
  (2010)    Single Family Dwelling      $89,511

Average household :                    $48,523
Average 1- person household:           $26,092
Households earning < $50,000           10,829
1-person households < $50,000           4,790
                Private Market Rental
                                     Vacancy Rates            Average Rents
                                     Apr-08 Apr-10            Apr-08 Apr-10
                     Bachelor         3.5     5.1            $681       $715
                     1 brm            2.0     5.6            $784       $876
                     2 brm            1.9     4.3            $922       $983
                     3 brm +          0.0     0.0            $1,048     $1,097
                     Source: CMHC Rental Market Report Spring 2010

                      Minimum Income if paying 30% income on Rent"
                     Bedroom Type              Monthly    Hourly
                     Bachelor                   $1,610     $9.29
                     1-bedroom                  $2,003    $11.56
                     2-bedroom                  $2,493    $14.38
                     3-bedroom+                 $2,587    $14.92

Average household income :                                           $4043/month
Average one person household income                                  $2174/month
No. households that can’t afford 1 bedroom rent:                     approx. 5700
           Rent Assistance
• Shelter Allowance (MHSD)
  – $ 375 / month
• Rent subsidies (BC Housing)
  – Shelter Aid for Elderly Renters (60 yrs+)
  – Rental Assistance Program (working families)
“High Level” Supportive Housing
        Homeless Shelter
       Supportive Housing
Homelessness
2008 FVRD Homeless Count
      • 465 homeless in FVRD
        – 98 in Chilliwack

      • 64% reported an addiction
        – 32% addiction & other health problem
        – 32% addiction only

      • 33 % reported a mental illness
        – 25% mental illness & other health problem
        – 8% mental illness only
At-risk of homelessness
     Income Assistance
                                  Expected to   Excused Persistent Persons
                   Expected to                                                   Total Core
                                 Work - Medical  from    Multiple   with
                      Work                                                         Cases
                                   Condition     Work    Barriers Disability
     Aug-09           687             277         210      151      1,741          3,066
     Aug-08           425             194         192      156      1,570          2,537
     Numerical
     Change           262             83          18        -5        171           529
     % change          38             30          9         -3        10            17



     Shelter Assistance
                   Single Men    Single Women    CIHR    Couples     Two       Single Parent
                                                                    Parent        Families
                                                                   Families
      Aug-09          1,324          1,026        147      107        98           511
      Aug-08          1085            880         153       96        59           417
      Numerical
      Change           239            146          -6       11        39            94
      % change
      Chilliwack       18              14          -4       10        40            18
At-risk of homelessness
       Minimum Income Required for "Affordable Rent"
      Bedroom Type            Monthly       Hourly
      Bachelor                 $1,610       $9.29
      1-bedroom                $2,003       $11.56
      2-bedroom                $2,493       $14.38
      3-bedroom+               $2,587       $14.92


      5700 households in Chilliwack can’t afford to rent a
      one bedroom apartment

      2350 Individuals on income & shelter allowance (2009)
      were struggling to make ends meet.
Supportive Housing
Long-term housing with on-site supports for:
• Persons who were previously homeless
• Persons who are at risk of homelessness,
• Persons are affected by mental illness, or
• Persons who have or are recovering from drug
  or alcohol addictions
Supportive Housing
On-Site Supports:
• Health & Mental health services
• Health & Community support referrals
• Addiction services
• Employment and education services
• Job & Life Skills Training
• Counselling and Outreach services
                           Housing Needs
                                                     Draft list
                                                                                         Related proposal
                        Resident
Housing Type                             Est. Need For Year Resource(s)                  or expressed     Organization(s)
                        group
                                                                                         interest
                        Youth
Emergency                                98          current   Homeless Count 2008                           Salvation Army
                        Adult
                        Women &
                                         12          2008      Ann Davis                 12 units            Ann Davis
                        Children
                                                               Comunitas Transitional
Transitional
                                                               Living Program, Kyeta     16-20 beds
                        Adult            ?                                                                   Ruth & Naomi's
                                                               Place, Fraser Health,     Fletcher Street
                                                               Corrections
                                                               Fraser Health;
                        Mental Illness   317         2005      Transitional Living                           Creative Centre Society
                                                               Program
Supportive Housing                                             Fraser Health, Pacific
                        Addictions       ??                                              Contact Centre      PCRS
                                                               Community Resources
                        Concurrent
                                         150         2007      Fraser Health             20 units            Fraser Health
                        Disorder
                                                                                     Valleyhaven             Privately owned; subsidy
                        Care beds        50
                                                               CMHC Seniors' Housing Expansion               from Fraser Health
Seniors Care                                         2012
                        Congregate                              Market Survey 2008
                                         64
                        Care units
                                                               Chilliwack Community
                                                               Services; Ann Davis
                                                                                                             Chilliwack Community
                                                               Transition Society,
                        Adult single          1615     2005                              School Street       Services, Creative Centre
                                                               Ministry of Childrene &
Subsidized Non                                                                                               Society
                                                               Families; Canada
Market Rental
                                                               Census 2006*
                                                               Non Profit Housing                            Chilliwack & District
                        Senior single    180                   Providers, CSRPC                              Seniors Society; Roy
                                                               Survey 2007                                   Campbell Lodge
                                                                                         54 units at         Fairview Chilliwack
Low Income Market       Seniors small                                                    Corbould/Spadina    Holdings
                                         ??                    Census 2006
Rental                  unit                                                             70 units at Young
                                                                                                             Genica Development Corp.
                                                                                         Road (70 units)

* In 2005, 1615 single person households were paying 50% or more of income on shelter
Projects – Current & Proposed
                                                                Eligibility Criteria
                Number Name of      Service                                                     Max.
 Housing type                                    Client Alcohol / Mental Concurrent Low
                of units Project    Provider                                                    stay
                                                 Age    Drug free illness Disorder   Barrier
                                    Pacific
                22                  Community
                         Health
                shared              Resources all
                         Contact                                                            2 yrs +
                singles;            Society / ages
                         Centre
                21 units            Fraser
                                    Health
 Transitional
                         School     Chilliwack
                                                 15-19
                12 units Street     Community                                                 2 yrs
                                                 yrs
                         (youth)    Services
                                    Ruth &
                          Ruth &
                15 beds             Naomi's      19+                                          2 yrs
                          Naomi's
                                    Mission
 Long-term                          Fraser
                20 beds Riverview                19 +                                        n/a
 Supported                          Health
 Long term               School     Creative
 semi-          24 units Street -   Centre       19 +                                         n/a
 independent             adults     Society

				
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