New supportive housing projects
In July 2011, Council adopted the Housing and Homelessness Strategy 2012-2021 as a framework to respond to Council's priority for addressing street homelessness and increasing the variety of affordable housing options within the City.
As a result, the City responded to the City's homeless crisis by developing 14 new supportive housing projects across the city.
These projects have added an additional 1,400 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.
Completed buildings are leased at nominal rents to non-profit operators for the next 60 years.