5616 Fraser Street in Vancouver opened in 2007 and has 30 self-contained studio units providing transitional housing for those with concurrent mental health and substance use issues in addictions recovery. This case study explores concerns that were raised about the site and the strategies used to gain community acceptance.
About the Case Study Series
This case study series documents the experiences of supportive housing sites that gained neighbourhood acceptance. The purpose of this research is to help future sites better address neighbourhood concerns at the initial stages of a project. Sharing lessons learned also helps identify strategies to improve relationships with neighbours of existing social housing sites.
Read the Community Acceptance Series Overview for a summary of all five case studies in this series.