Located adjacent to the South Surrey Campus and Head Office, Chorus consists of 71 affordable rental units. People who have developmental disabilities occupy 20 of the homes.
Several years ago, the Semiahmoo House Society’s leadership asked the people who receive support how they would like to live. Their answer resounded loud and clear: They wanted to live independently in an apartment with support as needed. The leadership listened. After over a decade of planning, creating partnerships and leveraging the resources of UNITI’s three societies, the Chorus apartments became a reality, not only for people with developmental disabilities, but also for other members of the community who were in need of affordable and inclusive housing.
The Chorus building is esthetically pleasing, integrates quality materials, offers a variety of layouts and appealing designs and provides the comforts of modern living. It boasts a state of the art amenity room where residents can throw a party for their friends and families or simply gather to play games or watch television. All units are bright with plenty of windows and have a balcony where people can enjoy the sunshine or a cool evening outdoor. The grounds are beautifully landscaped, meticulously maintained and inviting to residents after a long day’s work or to visitors dropping by.
Chorus is central to all amenities and bus routes. Residents are steps away to access their favourite grocery stores, pharmacies, retail shops, restaurants and movies.
The process was complex for the three non-profit organizations that had no experience in housing development, but it was a worthwhile achievement that stretched their capabilities to a new level and renewed their confidence that they could overcome any challenges in their service to the community.
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