Municipal Affairs and Housing

Further supportive housing opens for people in Vancouver

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Municipal Affairs and Housing

Further supportive housing opens for people in Vancouver

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Media Relations
Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
250 952-0617
Rajvir Rao
BC Housing
604 456-8917
City of Vancouver
Corporate Communications
media@vancouver.ca
604 871-6336
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Media Contacts
Media Relations
Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
250 952-0617
Rajvir Rao
BC Housing
604 456-8917
City of Vancouver
Corporate Communications
media@vancouver.ca
604 871-6336

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Services and supports provided for temporary modular housing

All new temporary modular housing buildings in the province are being provided with around-the-clock staffing to help youth, people with disabilities, seniors and others in critical housing need.

The Province is investing $170 million over three years to help those with the highest housing needs to build new beginnings. Experienced non-profit housing providers will provide support to tenants based on their assessed needs.

Some of the services and supports that will be provided to youth, seniors, people with disabilities and others who are homeless or in danger of becoming homeless include:

  • meals;
  • connecting residents to community supports such as education and employment opportunities, and health and wellness services;
  • individual or group support services such as life skills, community information and social and recreational programs;
  • case planning and needs assessment;
  • other supports designed to assist residents in meeting their personal and housing goals, including culturally specific programs;
  • help accessing income assistance, pension benefits, disability benefits, obtaining a B.C. identification card or establishing a bank account;
  • support for residents to learn how to operate and maintain a home; and
  • no-cost laundry services, either on-site or off-site.
Status of temporary modular housing projects in Vancouver

Approximately 600 temporary modular homes are in various stages of the development and approval process.

Approved temporary modular homes include:

  • Reiderman Residence: 7430 and 7460 Heather St., 78 homes open.
  • Chartrand Place: 1131 Franklin St., 39 homes open.
  • Aneki Housing for Women: 525 Powell St., 39 homes open.
  • Sarah Ross House: 4480 Kaslo St., 52 homes open.
  • M. Mitchell Place: 2132 Ash St., 52 homes open.
  • Little Mountain: 137 E 37th Ave., 46 homes under construction.
  • 610 and 620 (formerly 688) Cambie St.: 98 homes approved.
  • 5077 and 5095 Heather St.: 98 homes approved.

Total – 502 homes

Temporary modular housing sites at the development permit stage include:

  • 215 West 1st Ave.: approximately 50 homes. The development permit application has been submitted to the city.
  • Union Street and Gore Avenue (898 Main St.): approximately 50 homes. The development permit application has been submitted to the city.

Total – approximately 100 proposed homes

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