The B.C. government and District of North Vancouver are partnering on a new 65-unit social housing project.
The province, through B.C. Housing, is partnering with the district on a proposal to develop new supportive and complex-care residences on undeveloped land in the 1200 block of East Keith Road.
Pending rezoning applications for residential use, the project will comprise a six-storey building with 60 studio supportive homes, five complex-care spaces, a commercial kitchen, dining lounge and common laundry room.
Ravi Kahlon, the province’s housing minister, said in a news release that the project would provide up to 65 vulnerable people with safe and secure homes and the supports they need to begin rebuilding their lives.
“There’s a critical need to provide more supportive housing and complex care for people experiencing homelessness on the North Shore,” said Kahlon.
If all goes according to plan, Vancouver Coastal Health and the Lu’ma Native Housing Society will operate the building with staff providing 24-hour support.
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