Olympic Legacy Housing

The Province of British Columbia and the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC)  partnered together to create an Olympic legacy providing 156 permanent affordable rental apartments for people most in need across B.C.

As part of this initiative, temporary modular housing units from the Olympic and Paralympic Village in Whister were reconfigured to convert them into permanent, affordable apartments and relocated to six communities across the province: Chetwynd, Chilliwack, Enderby, Saanich, Sechelt and Surrey.

Locations

  • Chetwynd has 12 units: four ILBC assisted living  + eight low-income seniors.
  • Chilliwack has 33 units for homeless / at risk of homelessness
  • Enderby has 15 units for low-income seniors
  • Saanich has 36 units for homeless / at risk of homelessness
  • Sechelt has 8 units for homeless / at risk of homelessness
  • Surrey has 52 units for seniors at risk of homelessness
The provincial government, VANOC and local partners worked together to develop the design specifications, and ensure that the design and construction meet the high sustainability standards necessary to promote energy efficiency and minimize any environmental impact.

The Olympic Legacy Housing sites are managed by non-profit providers, and provide a safe, affordable housing with support services for seniors and individuals who are homeless or at risk.

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