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Powell Place in Vancouver - Official Opening on March 27, 2015

VANCOUVER – Women who are homeless in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside now have access to the newly-expanded Powell Place Women’s Shelter. Located at 329 Powell St., the shelter expanded from 26 to 52 beds. The new shelter also features a number of support services and amenities including 24/7 staff support, an in-house medical room, learning space for skills development programs, a commercial-grade kitchen, courtyard and healing garden. The year-round shelter is managed and operated by the Bloom ...

1597 Boundary Crescent in Nanaimo - Celebration of Construction on March 20, 2015

NANAIMO – 41 new units of supportive housing are currently under construction for men and women who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness in Nanaimo. Once complete, the four-storey building on 1597 Boundary Crescent will be the fourth development to open under a partnership between the B.C. government and the City of Nanaimo. Residents will have access to several amenities including a common dining space and lounge, a kitchen, laundry facilities, bicycle storage and a bed-bug sauna. Designed ...

Lilac Terrace in Sparwood - Celebration of Construction on March 6, 2015

SPARWOOD – Renovations are underway at Lilac Terrace, which will provide an additional 12 units of affordable housing for seniors with low-to-moderate incomes in Sparwood. The newly-expanded Lilac Terrace, located at 102 2nd Ave., will soon offer 42 units for seniors with low-to-moderate incomes. The initial 30 units were built in 2001 and were funded by the government of B.C. The facility provides a safe environment for seniors to live independently while benefiting from meal services, ...

The Gastown in Vancouver - Official Re-Opening on February 27, 2015

VANCOUVER – After 17 months of renovation, the governments of Canada and B.C., along with community partners, announced the official re-opening of the Gastown Hotel today. This heritage-designated building is the first to be completed under a public-private partnership to restore 13 provincially owned Single Room Occupancy (SRO) hotels in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside for those who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness. Located at 110 Water St., the newly restored Gastown Hotel provides 95 ...

Sequel 138 in Vancouver - Celebration of Construction on February 20, 2015

VANCOUVER – Construction has started at Sequel 138, a 97-unit development offering both affordable home ownership and 18 rental units to individuals and families with low to moderate incomes. Located at 138 East Hastings St. close to the historic Gastown, Chinatown and Oppenheimer neighbourhoods, the development will consist of two six-storey buildings connected by suspended walkways, a second floor private courtyard and an urban agricultural garden. Residents will enjoy easy access to public ...

Uplands Walk in Nanaimo - Official Opening on February 6, 2015

NANAIMO – Uplands Walk officially opened its doors to the community today, creating 33 units of supportive housing for those who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness in Nanaimo. Located at 6025 Uplands Drive, the four-storey building is situated within walking distance of commercial and retail services, a library, hospital and a shopping centre. Constructed to meet LEED Gold standards, the development features 33 self-contained studio apartments and one respite unit for additional care. ...

Pleasantvale in Kelowna - Official Groundbreaking on December 15, 2014

KELOWNA – The governments of Canada and British Columbia, along with community partners, celebrated the official groundbreaking of the redevelopment of Pleasantvale today, which will provide 50 units of affordable seniors’ housing and 20 townhomes for families with low to moderate incomes in Kelowna. Construction of the new Pleasantvale, located on the 600 block of Richter St., is scheduled to be completed by spring 2016. Quick facts: The Governments of Canada and B.C. will provide a combined ...

Hope Centre in Sooke - Official Opening on December 17, 2014

SOOKE – Today marked the official opening of the Hope Centre, a new 25-unit development in the District of Sooke, providing more affordable housing options for Aboriginal youth and adults who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. The new four-storey building, located at 6750 West Coast Rd., features 18 studio units, seven one-bedroom apartments and commercial space on the ground level that includes a thrift store and a yoga studio. A number of government and community partners contributed ...

Gladys Avenue in Abbotsford - Official Announcement on December 22, 2014

ABBOTSFORD – The B.C. government is renewing its commitment to funding the construction and operations of a supportive housing development on land provided by the City of Abbotsford. Earlier this fall, the city approved the rezoning of properties on Gladys Ave. to facilitate the building of a 20-unit development for men who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness. The Province has now agreed to provide the $2.4 million in capital costs, as well as annual operating costs, to the project which ...

2670 Lloyd Avenue in North Vancouver - Official Opening on December 8, 2014

NORTH VANCOUVER – A new supportive-recovery centre for women, the first of its kind on the North Shore, officially opened its doors today with support from the governments of Canada and British Columbia, along with community partners. The nine-bed residential home features an open-concept living area on the main floor, with an accessible bedroom and caretakers unit. Established on evidence-based best and emerging practices, recovery programs are between three to five months in duration. Turning ...
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