Supportive housing for homeless and at-risk residents

Supportive housing is affordable housing that provides a range of on-site supports to residents, such as life-skills training, and connections to off-site services such as primary health care, mental health, or substance use services.

Since 2019, approximately 1,500 social and supportive homes have opened in Vancouver. There are approximately 1,700 units currently under construction.

Over the past three years, more than 650 temporary modular supportive homes have been created, providing immediate relief to hundreds of people living without a home.

Permanent supportive homes

We're partnering with BC Housing to create 350 new permanent supportive homes on City-owned land, providing safe, secure, affordable housing.

Temporary modular housing

Get details about the temporary modular housing we're building on vacant and underused sites for lower-income and homeless residents.

Rapid response to homelessness

Get details on temporary housing projects for residents waiting for permanent housing.

Sponsoring supportive housing

Our staff can help facilitate new supportive housing projects.

If you want to sponsor or build a social housing project, contact:

Affordable Housing Projects
Community Services
#501-111 W Hastings St
Vancouver BC, V6B 1H4

Developing supportive housing for seniors

If you're interested in starting a housing project for seniors, our planners can help.

  1. Read our Seniors Supportive and Assisted Housing Design Guidelines (73 KB).
  2. Contact our Social Infrastructure Division.

Find help

BC211's Redbook is a complete online directory of programs and services in Vancouver for homeless and under-housed residents.

Assisted living services

Seniors and people living with physical disabilities may be eligible for assisted living services with Vancouver Coastal Health .