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.
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 OrangeHall@bchousing.org
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
For questions about the facility or programs operating at 3030 Gordon Ave, please email the shelter manager at GordonManager@raincityhousing.org