More than 600 supportive homes open in Vancouver (flickr.com)

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BC Housing
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Services and supports provided for modular housing

All new modular housing buildings in the province are being provided with around-the-clock staffing to help young people, 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 offer support to tenants based on their assessed needs.

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

  • 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.
Temporary modular housing projects in Vancouver

All 10 temporary modular sites have opened, providing 606 supportive homes for those most in need in Vancouver, funded by the Province of B.C.

Temporary modular sites:

  • Reiderman Residence: 7430 and 7460 Heather St., 78 homes
  • Chartrand Place: 1131 Franklin St., 39 homes
  • Aneki Housing for Women: 525 Powell St., 39 homes
  • Sarah Ross House: 4480 Kaslo St., 52 homes
  • Margaret Mitchell Place: 2132 Ash St., 52 homes
  • The Beach or ‘Tə cecəw’: 137 E 37th Ave., 46 homes
  • Larwill Place: 610 and 620 Cambie St., 98 homes
  • New Beginnings: 5077 and 5095 Heather St., 98 homes
  • 265 West 1st Ave., 52 homes
  • Nora Hendrix Place: 258 Union St., 52 homes