"The living conditions in the Balmoral Hotel, a single-room occupancy hotel owned by the Sahota family, are disgusting - no resident of Vancouver should have to live in housing like that. The repeated building and safety violations are putting some of our most vulnerable residents at risk and are a massive strain on City resources.
The City of Vancouver’s Affordable Housing Agency (VAHA) is taking steps to enable more than 1,350 new affordable homes on eight additional City-owned sites. The City-owned sites, worth $72.5 million, were recently allocated to VAHA by Vancouver City Council to enable the development of new affordable rental housing.
April 12, 2017 (Vancouver, BC) – Council has green lighted the City’s second-ever cohousing project, approved at last night’s public hearing. The project, which submitted an application to rezone three single-family residential lots last summer, will now develop a six-storey building with 25 cohousing homes, 22 of which will be two and three bedroom suited for families.