Vancouver

In December 2007, the Province of British Columbia and the City of Vancouver approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to build new social and supportive housing units on 12 city-owned sites. Two additional sites were later identified.

The majority of the 14 city-owned sites were identified as part of the city's Supportive Housing Strategy , approved by City Council in June 2007. This strategy focuses on providing more safe, secure and affordable housing plus support services in response to the current homelessness situation.

As per the Memorandum of Understanding between the Province and the City of Vancouver, the 14 supportive housing sites are intended to reduce homelessness and prevent homelessness by accommodating those who are at risk of homelessness. Tenants at these sites include the homeless (whether sheltered or on the street) and can also include people living in SRO hotels, people with mental illness, addictions and/or physical disabilities, as well as individuals coming out of institutions with no home to go to.

  • Karis Place at 1338 Seymour St. (Operated by Granville Mennonite Housing Society) - Provides 90 units of studio-style apartments with support services
  • Main & Station Street at 1005 Station St. (Operated by PHS Community Services Society) - Provides 80 new studio apartments for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness
  • Pacific Coast Apartments at 337 West Pender St. (Operated by Coast Foundation Society) - Provides 96 new studio apartments for homeless and homeless at risk, including one floor dedicated for women and one other floor dedicated for young people (between 19-24)
  • First Place at 188 East 1st Ave. (Operated by Lookout Emergency Aid Society) - Provides 129 units of housing with integrated support services for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness
  • Sorella at 525 Abbott St. (Operated by Atira Women’s Resource Society) - Provides 108 units of housing with integrated support services for women who are homeless or at risk of homelessness
  • Coast Dunbar Apartments at 3595 West 17th Ave (Operated by Coast Mental Health) - Provides 51 units of housing with integrated support services for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness
  • Sanford Apartments at 1601 W 7th Ave (Operated by Katherine Sanford Housing Society) - Provides 62 apartments with support services for individuals who are at risk of homelessness. Plus, a client resource centre operated by Motivation, Power & Achievement Society on first & second floors
  • 1295 Howe (Operated by McLaren Housing Society) - Provide 110 units of supportive housing
  • Marguerite Ford Apartments at 215 W 2nd Ave (Operated by Katherine Sanford Housing Society and RainCity Housing & Support Society)  - Provide 147 units of supportive housing
  • 1134 Burrard (Operated by Kettle Friendship Society and Family Services of Greater Vancouver) - Provide 141 units of supportive housing
  • 111 Princess Avenue (Operated by PHS Community Services Society) - Provide 139 units of supportive housing
  • 2465 Fraser Street  (Operated by Vancouver Native Housing Society and Broadway Youth Resources Centre) - Provide 99 units of supportive housing
  • 220 Princess (Operated by RainCity Housing & Support Society) - Provide 146 units of supportive housing
  • 1050 Expo Blvd. (Operated by 127 Society for Housing and St. James Community Services Society) - Provide 89 units of supportive housing
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