About the Project
The modular housing initiative is a response to the growing issue of homelessness in communities throughout B.C. People living on the street and those in shelters will get priority for this initiative.
In Vancouver, each building will include approximately 50 self-contained units, complete with individual kitchens and bathrooms, shared laundry, indoor and outdoor amenity spaces, plus programming space. The Province will also provide more than $170 million over three years to provide 24/7 staffing and support services for these units.
The Province has committed $66 million towards creating 600 units on sites owned privately and by the City of Vancouver.
In the months ahead, BC Housing will be working with various municipalities to determine how they may also benefit from this initiative.
The Province will offer partnerships on the modular housing initiative to local governments to address homelessness.
A request for qualifications has been sent to modular housing manufacturers to solicit costing and capacity information in order to meet the accelerated timelines for delivery.