The City of Vancouver has approved the construction of a temporary modular housing project for women in the Downtown Eastside.
Atira Resources for Women, a non-profit organization, will manage the 39 units located at 525 Powell Street.
The agency will also provide tenant support services, including meals and health programs.
The apartments of 23 square meters will be equipped with their own bathroom and kitchenette. Seven of them will be designed to be wheelchair accessible.
On the other hand, the building will include shared rooms, including a kitchen, laundry room, and meeting rooms.
This is the most recent announcement in a series of similar projects. The province is investing $ 300 million over the next two years to build 2000 temporary housing units in British Columbia.
Construction on Powell Street is scheduled to begin in May.
So far, 156 modular housing units have been approved by the municipality and 104 proposed units are pending.
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