Applications for initial tenanting close on November 7, 2014
Temporary housing details
Tenants are low-income adults that require support services to maintain successful tenancies, and:
- Are street- and sheltered homeless, or at risk of homelessness
- May have mental health and physical disabilities
- Need safe affordable housing
Special attention is paid to women, persons with disabilities, and Aboriginal groups.
1335 Howe Street is a seven-storey building located in downtown Vancouver. The building has been leased by the City of Vancouver for two years to provide much needed temporary housing. It includes 157 rooms, each furnished with a bed and full bathroom, microwave, and fridge. A very small number of rooms are double occupancy and available to couples. Anticipated amenities include a light daily breakfast and supper, shared common space, community garden, community kitchen, and laundry facilities.
24-hour staffing provides support with:
- Life skills
- On-site health- and mental health service access
- Employment preparation
- Hoarding disorder management
- Appointment reminders
- Information and referrals
- Tenant leadership opportunities
- Assistance accessing addictions services
The City has selected the Community Builders Foundation as the operator of 1335 Howe Street. Community Builders has extensive experience working with government and private residential buildings serving low-income and homeless individuals by providing cost-effective supportive housing.
Apply to live here
For information on how to apply, and to get an application form, please contact:
You are encouraged to have a community advocate, shelter staff, support worker, or housing outreach worker help you fill out the application.
These agencies can help you apply:
Homeless outreach programs