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Temporary modular housing

"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.

Daniel and Julia's story

Hear how they now pay their own rent after living in supportive housing.

Tamara's story

Hear how supportive housing helped her get back on track.

Building-related questions, comments, or concerns

Call the 24/7 phone number listed below for an immediate response.

Temporary modular housing sites

Proposed sites

Address Single units
2303 - 2355 Vanness Ave Approximately 50

Tenanted sites

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.

Address 24/7 phone number Single units
Nora Hendrix Place
258 Union St
604-336-9953 52
Hummingbird Place
265 West 1st Ave
604-336-9950 52
New Beginnings
5077 and 5095 Heather
236-521-4360 98
Larwill Place
610 and 620 Cambie
604-558-7600 98
tə cecəw (The Beach)
Little Mountain 137 E 37th Ave
604-336-9701 46
Margaret Mitchell Place
2132 Ash St
604-428-7535 52
Sarah Ross House
4480 Kaslo St
604-428-4569 52
Aneki Housing for Women
525 Powell St
604-620-4368 39
Chartrand Place
1131 Franklin St
604-620-5327 39
Reiderman Residence
7430 and 7460 Heather St
778-939-6224 77

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

Neighbours meeting neighbours

Learn how communities are connecting around temporary modular housing in Vancouver.

Benefits of temporary modular housing

  • 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

Apply to be a tenant

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.

Learn more about BC Housing's tenanting process External website

Videos

Time-lapse construction video

Watch how the Marpole temporary modular housing is constructed in under three months.

Time-lapse construction video

Watch how the Terminal temporary modular housing is constructed in under three months.

Time-lapse construction video

Watch how the Ash Street temporary modular housing is constructed in under three months.

Drone video of 220 Terminal Ave

Watch a drone video of Vancouver’s first temporary modular housing development at 220 Terminal Ave.

Tour 220 Terminal Ave

Take a video tour inside Vancouver’s first temporary modular housing development at 220 Terminal Ave.

Learn more

Housing

We're creating a city that cares about its people, environment, and opportunities to live, work, and prosper.

Housing Vancouver update

Read the Housing Vancouver update presentation to Council on July 25, 2017  (3.8 MB)

For more information, email housing@vancouver.ca.

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2303 - 2355 Vanness Ave

Nora Hendrix Place, 258 Union St

Hummingbird Place, 215 West 1st Ave

New Beginnings, 5077 and 5095 Heather St

Larwill Place, 610 and 620 Cambie St

tə cecəw (The Beach), Little Mountain, 137 E 37th Ave

Margaret Mitchell Place, 2132 Ash St

Sarah Ross House, 4480 Kaslo St

Aneki Housing for Women, 525 Powell St and Chartrand Place, 1131 Franklin St

Reiderman Residence, 7430 and 7460 Heather St

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