Earlier this year, the Tri-Cities Homelessness & Housing Task Group was invited by BC Housing to be an advisory group to the Riverview Lands Visioning project on behalf of the housing and social sector. In response, the Task Group has published “Renewing Riverview: Statement of Need” and a Companion Document with supporting data. Rather than making a specific proposal for the future use of the Riverview Lands, the Task Group has identified unmet needs in the Tri-Cities and beyond based on its advocacy over the past 8 years which could potentially be met on the Riverview Lands.
The needs have been grouped into two broad categories: mental health & addictions facilities and services, and housing. For a detailed listing and rationale, please refer to Riverview Lands Statement of Need and the Companion Document.