Municipal Affairs and Housing

More supportive housing opens in Vancouver

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Municipal Affairs and Housing

More supportive housing opens in Vancouver

Media Contacts
Lindsay Byers
Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
250 952-0617
Rajvir Rao
BC Housing
604 456-8917
City of Vancouver
Civic Engagement and Communications
media@vancouver.ca
604 871-6336
Media Contacts
Lindsay Byers
Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
250 952-0617
Rajvir Rao
BC Housing
604 456-8917
City of Vancouver
Civic Engagement and 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 people with the highest housing needs to build new beginnings. Experienced non-profit housing providers will provide support to tenants based on 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- or off-site.
Status of temporary modular housing projects in Vancouver

There are 404 new homes on seven sites complete and 202 homes on three other sites at various stages of development.

  • 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
  • The Beach or ‘Tə cecəw’: 137 E. 37th Ave., 46 homes open
  • Larwill Place: 610 and 620 (formerly 688) Cambie St., 98 homes open
  • 5077 and 5095 Heather St.: 98 homes under construction
  • 215 West 1st Ave.: 52 homes approved by the city
  • Union St. and Gore Ave. (898 Main St.): 52 homes approved by the city

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