Queens Manor is a supportive housing complex that includes 36 renovated units of “low barrier” housing. Queens Manor was designed to offer people that have been homeless for a long time, the first step back into having a permanent roof over their heads.
Formerly a Traveller's Inn property, Queens Manor was purchased by the City of Victoria in July 2010. In October 2010, 36 units of new short term housing were opened. Renovations began in February 2012 to convert these 36 units into more permanent studio suites. Renovations on all 36 units were completed in October 2012.
Queen's Manor was purchased by the City of Victoria in July 2010.
All purchase costs have been recovered through funding from:
- Government of Canada's Homelessness Partnering Strategy, BC Housing, CRD- Housing Trust Fund
The operation of Queens Manor is funded by BC Housing.
The Victoria Cool Aid Society is responsible for the operations of Queens Manor. The Victoria Cool Aid Society also managed the renovations, in partnership with the City of Victoria.
The project budget for the renovation project was $1.724 million. Funding partners for renovations include:
- CMHC, BC Housing, CRD- Housing Trust Fund, City of Victoria, United Way of Victoria
All agencies involved are partners in the Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness. A collaboration of local service providers, non-profit organizations, all levels of government, businesses and the faith community in Greater Victoria.
As of February 27, 2013 Queens Manor is now owned by BC Housing and operated by the Victoria Cool Aid Society. City of Victoria staff will remain engaged in the Queens Avenue neighbourhood discussions, that include regular meetings involving City staff, the Victoria Police Department, a Council liaison and local stakeholders.