Tri-Cities Homelessness & Housing Task Group

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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.


The 3030 Gordon Ave. facility has 30 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

October 20, 2020
A Letter to our Communities,
This is typically the time of year we would be distributing information on cold weather shelter options for our homeless population. As is the case with many communities across the lower mainland, the COVID-19 pandemic has presented challenges in the operation of winter shelters due to reduced capacity issues and volunteer recruitment challenges.
The Tri-Cities is no exception to this reality. It is with sadness we are announcing that we do not have any emergency cold weather shelters in operation for the upcoming winter season – neither the Trinity United EWR Shelter nor the Hope for Freedom Bridge Shelter will be operational.
Where do we send our homeless community members for respite? We cannot offer an option to you other than phoning 211. 3030 Gordon is at capacity and already dealing with an increase in the number of people congregating outside – please do not direct people to them as we simply cannot add to their already full load.
The Task Group is continuing to explore every possible option. I will update you should something become available.
Please keep our homeless community members in your thoughts and prayers – the weather is anticipated to dip below zero this week.
Warmly,  The Task Group Executive Team
More Information

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