"From out there in the gutter, to this. I'm telling you, it's a miracle in my life." William, Vancouver temporary modular housing resident
Vancouver is in a housing crisis and people experiencing homelessness continue to be hardest hit.
The 2019 Homeless Count found that more than 2,200 people do not have a home in Vancouver.
Temporary modular housing can be constructed more quickly than permanent housing and provide immediate relief to hundreds of people living without a home.
Residents are given supports, such as life skills training as well as health and social services.
They are given two meals a day, and opportunities to connect with community groups, volunteer work, and social events.
We know when people have access to housing and supports, they are more likely to successfully rebuild their lives.
Hear how they now pay their own rent after living in supportive housing.
Hear how supportive housing helped her get back on track.
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Temporary modular housing sites
3598 Copley St
In September 2017, the Government of British Columbia announced a funding commitment of $66 million towards building 600 units of temporary modular housing in Vancouver.
Total as of March 2019: 605 units
220 Terminal Ave
The first temporary modular housing building on City-owned land
Community gatherings with temporary modular housing residents
Learn how communities are connecting around temporary modular housing in Vancouver.
- Can be constructed in about three months on vacant or underused sites across the city
- Provides immediate relief to hundreds of people without a home
- Supplies the right supports until more permanent social housing is available
- Can relocate and reconfigure to fit different sites
- Creates a sense of community with amenity space and connections to the neighbourhood
BC Housing, the owner securing non-profit housing operators to manage the buildings, oversees the tenanting process for the sites.
Contact the Orange Hall at 604-648-4270, or stop by in person at 297 East Hastings St, Vancouver.
Watch how the Marpole temporary modular housing is constructed in under three months.
Watch how the Terminal temporary modular housing is constructed in under three months.
Watch how the Ash Street temporary modular housing is constructed in under three months.
Watch a drone video of Vancouver’s first temporary modular housing development at 220 Terminal Ave.
Take a video tour inside Vancouver’s first temporary modular housing development at 220 Terminal Ave.
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Read the Housing Vancouver update presentation to Council on July 25, 2017 (3.8 MB)
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