Exterior shot of temporary modular housing at 525 Powell St

Aneki Housing for Women

24/7 phone for operator Atira Women’s Resource Society


525 Powell St

  • Former address: 501 Powell St

The temporary modular housing at 525 Powell St, Aneki Housing for Women, has one building with 39 studio homes. Homes are self-contained dwellings with a private bathroom and kitchen. A total of seven homes are wheelchair accessible.

This is a supportive housing building. BC Housing selected Atira Women’s Resource Society as the non-profit operator for this site.

The building has been named Aneki Housing for Women. Aneki is the Japanese word for older sister or female superior. The building is for women in the Downtown Eastside. The name of the building is meant to honour its location in what the society calls “herstoric Japantown.”