March 6, 2018 (Vancouver, BC) The City of Vancouver’s Director of Planning has approved the development permit for the construction of temporary modular housing at 525 Powell Street (formerly 501 Powell St.). The new site will be home to 39 new units of housing for women in the Downtown Eastside.
The homes at 525 Powell Street are part of a $66 million commitment from the Government of British Columbia towards building 600 new units of temporary modular housing to address the immediate needs of homeless residents in Vancouver.
December 12, 2017 (Vancouver, BC) The City is continuing efforts to step-up enforcement in Single Room Occupancy (SRO) hotels, with actions taken against the Regent and Balmoral due to significant safety risks and maintenance deficiencies impacting tenants.
The Balmoral Hotel