On Thursday, July 28th we were honoured to greet the Mayor and Council of the City of Surrey, BC at a grand opening event for our latest recently-occupied supportive housing complex, named ‘Little’s Too’. Built with funding from CMHC’s Rapid Housing Initiative (RHI) and in cooperation with Turnbull Construction Project Managers Ltd., the 44-unit housing facility is owned and operated by Atira Women’s Resource Society and offers 24/7 supports for women experiencing or at risk of homelessness and women who are struggling with substance use.
The complex on King George Boulevard contains 44 self-contained suites, each with its own kitchenette and washroom, and a number of accessible features including walk-in showers. Also included are a commercial kitchen, dining and lounge areas, storage, laundry, and tenant support rooms. The building achieved BC Energy Step Code 4, and includes a number of features designed to improve energy efficiency and reduce its carbon footprint.
The building was craned in only five days, minimizing traffic and disruption in the community.
The name of the new building is inspired by the story of Santana Huntinghawk Scott, a homeless woman who passed away of an opioid overdose in 2016. Because she was so small, her street name was ‘Little’.
In April, Deputy Prime Minister of Canada Chrystia Freeland visited the site of the complex to deliver a message about the importance of affordable housing in Canadian communities.
Nomodic would like to sincerely thank BC Housing, Atira, the City of Surrey, Fraser Health, and all of our partners and stakeholders who came together to bring this fantastic new complex to life!
A special thank you to the City of Surrey for providing some of the photos used in this article.
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