The region has announced that a new modular housing development is coming to Beaverton to support unsheltered residents across Durham.
The development will provide around 50 supportive housing units and offer wrap-around and community services.
According to the region, people staying at the development will have access to on-site meals at a dining hall, mental health and addiction support, medical care, employment services, life skills teaching and counselling.
They’ll also be able to access financial support through programs like Ontario Works or ODSP while at the site.
The region says Beaverton was selected for the modular housing development since it would offer a calm, rural setting for people who want to feel safe, secure and part of a community.
The space will also provide some services to people living in the Beaverton area, like medical and social services.
A community engagement session will be held sometime in the fall, so local families can provide input on the kinds of services they’d like to see at the site.
The supportive housing building will be located at 133 Main Street in Beaverton—beside Lakeview Manor long-term care home.