The province will provide 40 extra spaces in North Vancouver for those who need a warm place during the extreme weather events in the winter.
These extreme weather response shelter in Squamish will operate out of two locations: 705 West 2nd street and 225 East 2nd Street.
Extreme weather response shelters will be available from Nov. 1, 2019 until March 31, 2020.
The Province plans to open almost 1,355 temporary shelter spaces and over 820 extreme weather response shelter spaces, which will supplement more than 2,000 permanent, year-round emergency shelter spaces.
The Province said it will continue to work with municipalities and communities to increase temporary and extreme weather spaces this winter.
These emergency shelter programs provide temporary but immediate places to stay for anyone who is experiencing or at risk of homelessness.
“During the colder months, it’s important that people experiencing homelessness in our province know that there is a place they can go to get warm and find supports and services that can help them stabilize their lives,” said Selina Robinson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing.
“As we continue the work of building permanent housing, we’re proud to work in partnership with communities and non-profit housing providers to provide these shelter spaces.”