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Temporary modular housing approved near Nanaimo SkyTrain station

Last Updated Oct 30, 2019 at 5:14 pm PDT

Rendering of temporary modular housing. (Courtesy, City of Vancouver)
Summary

Vancouver will soon have another 58 temporary modular homes

Units are going up Copley Street near the Nanaimo SkyTrain station

More than 600 units have already been built around the city

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – More temporary homes are going up in Vancouver for people who would otherwise be homeless.

Another 58 modular units have been approved for Copley Street near East 22nd Avenue, just a few blocks away from the Nanaimo SkyTrain station. The city now has more than 600 units around the city, all funded by the provincial government.

Construction is expected to start in November, and the building is expected to open early 2020.

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Units in this building are 320 square feet, equipped with a kitchenette, bathroom, living and sleeping area, and individual heating. Residents will be given two meals a day, and laundry is on-site. Six units are wheelchair accessible.

Community Builders Group will be operating on behalf of B.C. Housing at this site.

Tenants will have access to support 24/7, including life skills training, volunteer work, employment preparation, and will be connected to programs in the community.

There will also be a 24/7 hotline for people in the community to call if they have questions or concerns, once the building has opened.

Read more about Vancouver’s temporary modular housing program here.