14 new supportive housing projects
Council's priority is to end street homelessness by 2015.
As a result, the City is adding is responding to the City's homeless crisis by developing 14 new supportive housing projects across the city.
When completed, this project will add an additional 1,200 much needed affordable rental units for homeless residents, and those at risk of becoming homeless.
This project is part of an innovative partnership with the Province of BC.
Under the terms of the partnership, the City is providing land, and the Province is funding construction.
Once the buildings are complete, they will be leased at nominal rents to non-profit operators for the next 60 years.
All of the buildings are scheduled to be completed and tenanted by 2014.
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