Peterborough Completes Construction of Modular Bridge Housing Community to Tackle Homelessness

The City of Peterborough announced over the weekend that the Modular Bridge Housing Community on Wolfe Street has been completed. 

The initiative is funded by the provincial Homelessness Prevention Program. The community aims to provide private, safer, and inclusive accommodation for 50 individuals currently grappling with homelessness. It was approved in May as part of the city’s enhanced winter response plan, ensuring residents can move into the units before the onset of winter.

The cabins, each costing $21,150 according to earlier reports, were constructed from steel shipping containers, providing 107 square feet of living space measuring eight by 13 feet. Each unit is equipped with heating and cooling appliances, and furnished with essential items.

Before residents occupy the units in the coming weeks, the City is offering tours to the neighborhood residents and agencies supporting those experiencing homelessness. The Wolfe Street site will house a service hub operated by the Elizabeth Fry Society, providing 24/7 staffing and support to residents.

The individuals who were offered Modular Bridge Housing Community units were selected through a collaborative process between the City, Elizabeth Fry Society, and Fourcast.

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