The City of Vancouver is taking the next steps on a new solution for providing temporary housing for low-income residents. The Vancouver Affordable Housing Agency (VAHA) has proposed two initial sites to launch a modular housing pilot program: 1500 Main St. and 1060 Howe St.
Affordable Housing and Support for Renters
The City of Vancouver is encouraged that today’s federal budget makes significant commitments to short and long-term investments in housing, transit and social infrastructure, and Mayor Robertson and the City are reaffirming their commitment to work closely with both the provincial and federal governments to expedite projects that put this funding to use.
This morning marked the official ground-breaking for a new development with 135 units of affordable housing geared towards families, to be constructed on the 6.4 acre Southeast False Creek site being developed by Concert Properties.
Providing homes for families
Located at the northwest corner of Quebec Street and 1st Avenue, bounded by the False Creek seawall and Ontario Street, this 15 storey building will create affordable family housing, enabling families to live close to work, waterfront amenities, and transit.