Special thanks to @JonnyRayStudio for shooting the opening footage
Friday, Oct 25, 2019, was a milestone for Burnaby as Norland Place, Burnaby’s first supportive, transitional housing project of 52 units, officially opened its doors.
These 52 homes are a significant start to addressing the estimated 350 – 400 people experiencing homelessness in Burnaby. We thank the many individuals, organizations and church groups that have worked together over the years towards the creation of this critically needed housing.
52 homeless people will have a home to call their own and have a chance to start focusing on making their lives better.
The members of the Task Force/Society To End Homelessness in Burnaby have advocated and supported the creation of supportive housing dedicated to Burnaby residents living in extreme poverty who are experiencing or are at high risk of homelessness, for many years.
Thank you to Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Selina Robinson and the Government of British Columbia, B.C. Housing, Mayor Michael Hurley, City Councillors and the City of Burnaby, Jaye Treit, Executive Director of Progressive Housing Society and their staff, … and many more who were instrumental in making this happen. Also a big thank you to the community around the development who have been welcoming and supportive.