We partnered with Prince Rupert Indigenous Housing Society to renovate the Anchor Inn and create 46 affordable housing units.
About the Project
The Anchor Inn project provides long-term, safe, and affordable housing for individuals who have a history of chronic homelessness and/or mental health issues. The project was completed in August 2018 and is now fully occupied.
Prince Rupert Indigenous Housing Society is operating the Inn and gives priority to Indigenous applicants. The society operates the Inn as a social enterprise to create employment opportunities for tenants, as well as supplement operating costs.
Of the 46 units, 26 are one-bedroom and the rest are two-bedroom units. The Inn also has a commercial laundry for the tenants, a commercial kitchen to service the banquet hall and for skills training, and a banquet hall that is being used as a social enterprise.
The three-storey building was originally built in 1995 and operated as a full-service hotel with a pub and coffee shop.
The renovation period ran from June 2017 until August 2018 and was funded under BC Housing’s Mental Health Housing Program.
Prince Rupert Indigenous Housing Society was our partner on the project. We provided grant funding to the society to purchase and renovate the hotel.