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Emergency shelter and housing for persons homeless in the Tri-Cities is available at the Coquitlam shelter & transitional housing facility at 3030 Gordon Ave., Coquitlam.  The facility, operated by RainCity Housing, includes 30 emergency shelter beds, 30 transitional housing suites and 30  extreme weather beds in a dormitory setting during periods of severe winter weather.


Emergency Shelter

The 3030 Gordon Ave. facility has 30 emergency shelter beds in single private rooms: 20 for men and 10 for women. Pets are welcome and three meals a day are provided. The building is staffed 24 hours a day, every day and the front desk can be contacted 24/7 at 604.474.0435.  If no one is able to answer when you call, please leave a message or call back.

Transitional Housing

Thirty self-contained suites of transitional housing at 3030 Gordon Ave. provide longer term accommodation (typically up to 2 years) for previously homeless persons preparing for independent living.  Supports are provided as necessary. To apply for a transitional housing suite, please contact BC Housing’s Orange Hall Office at 604.648.4270 or

Covid-19 Pandemic Response

BC Housing is working with regional health authorities, municipal partners and experienced non-profit shelter and housing providers to develop community-based response plans to the COVID-19 outbreak. This includes identifying locations where vulnerable individuals, including those who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness, would be able to recover and self-isolate. These sites will be vital in preventing the spread of COVID-19 as they allow us to spread out the number of people in existing shelters, free-up acute care beds in hospitals, and prevent crowding.

FAQ: Safe spaces for vulnerable people to self-isolate during Covid-19 pandemic: Tri-Cities CES Fact Sheet

Extreme Weather Response

Details of 2020/2021 Extreme Weather Response shelters will be provided once available.

More Information

For questions about the facility or programs operating at 3030 Gordon Ave, please email the shelter manager at

3030 Gordon – Construction

Construction of the 3030 Gordon Ave. shelter & transitional housing facility in Coquitlam is now underway.  The contractor, Ventana Construction, mobilized on site the third week of October and work is now ongoing to prepare for the driving of piles to secure the building foundation.  Construction is to be completed and the facility ready for occupancy during the first week of November 2015.  The facility, being developed and operated by RainCity Housing & Support Society, will have 30 shelter beds in single rooms, 30 transitional housing suites and dormitory accommodation for 30 Extreme Weather beds. Funding for construction and operation of the facility is being provided by BC Housing.  Ongoing information on the construction and operation of the facility is available on the RainCity website

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