Council approves new affordable housing for low-income families in Killarney

Last night, Mayor Gregor Robertson and City Council approved an innovative proposal that will see 31 social housing units built as part of a new fire hall in the Victoria-Fraserview/Killarney neighbourhood, in partnership with the YWCA.

“This project builds on City Hall’s work to deliver urgently needed affordable family housing,” said Mayor Gregor Robertson. “By partnering with the YWCA, we’re supporting low-income women and their families, delivering housing that our city needs and helping to provide new opportunity to many of our most vulnerable residents.”

The project in Victoria-Fraserview/Killarney will see 31 units of social housing built on top of a new Fire Hall on East 54th. The building will be six storeys and the social housing will be operated by the YWCA, targeted to low-income women and their children. Rents will average 70% of the BC Housing Household Income Limits. There will be 28 two-bedroom units, and three three-bedroom units.

For a detailed staff report on the project, please click here:
http://former.vancouver.ca/ctyclerk/cclerk/20150623/documents/p3.pdf