The second of four modular housing programs RainCity opened in 2019, Yale was the first one to operate in Chilliwack. It’s located in Downtown Chilliwack and took the place of the Traders Inn, which was torn down in 2018. It has 46 units, including 6 wheelchair accessible units.
To provide transitional housing and work with program participants on their self-identified and directed goals, and liaise with community resources, including health and social services.
WHO IS INVOLVED
Low-income individuals 19 years of age or older who live in the community, have a history of homelessness, and who need additional support services to maintain housing.
WHAT IT IS
All 46 tenants receive support from a staff team made up by a combination of Tenant Support Workers, Indigenous Cultural Liaison Workers and a Peer Specialist. One meal a day is provided and there is a safe use room as part of our Peer Witness Program. Each unit is furnished with a bed, dresser, small table and chairs and an armchair, has a kitchenette with a microwave, hot plate and small fridge, and its own bathroom. And we welcome pets!
take a look inside yale
Before the tenants moved in, we had a chance to make a video walkthrough of our Modular Housing on Yale Road in Chilliwack, showing the commercial kitchen, dining area and lounge. It’s important to us to continue to work with the Sto:lo Nations, the City of Chilliwack and our neighbours to make this project an important part of the community. It was filmed and edited by Natalie Cotton and her small team – thanks, Natalie!