With our Indigenous housing partners, we’re planning to build more than 100 new, affordable rental homes for Indigenous residents as well as homes with supports for low-income adults at risk of homelessness in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES).
About the Project
An 11-storey, new, mixed-used building with social housing is proposed at 52 East Hastings Vancouver. The project will include 113 social housing units, with 55 self-contained studio units with supports and 58 family units including: 11 studio units, 19 one-bedroom units, 25 two-bedroom units and 3 three-bedroom units. The building’s ground level will include a Vancouver Native Health Society healing centre, community food centre, and a “Long House” gathering space. The healing centre will be located on levels one to three and the food centre will be located at street level facing East Hastings Street.
Two levels of underground building are proposed with 60 project parking stalls, bicycle parking spaces and service rooms. A rooftop deck outdoor common-area for residents is planned. This location is close to public transportation, parks, shops and needed services.
We partnered with the Aboriginal Land Trust to develop this project. The Aboriginal Land Trust started in 2018 to build more housing for Indigenous people. It’s a non-profit organization made up of representatives from Vancouver Native Health Society and Lu’ma Native Housing Society.
RainCity Housing and Support Society will manage the new supportive housing units, and Lu’ma Native Housing Society will operate the Indigenous housing units.
Vancouver Native Health Society will manage the 42,000 square foot healing centre and food centre.
Vancouver Native Health Society: https://vahs.life/
Lu’ma Native Housing Society: http://lnhs.ca/
RainCity Housing and Support Society: https://www.RainCityhousing.org/about/programs/