Kettle on Burrard opens
Kettle on Burrard, a new 16-storey supportive housing building, officially opened its doors to the community on March 31. It provides 140 self-contained studio units for individuals who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in Vancouver.
The building is also home to Directions Youth Services Centre, which serves homeless and at-risk youth between the ages of 13 and 24. Open 24 hours a day, the centre provides a wide range of supports and services ranging from education and job skills programs, to mental health and addictions support.
Streetohome Foundation provided over $2.8 million, with the support of generous donations including Canadian Western Bank and CIBC. The B.C. government arranged approximately $25.6 million in long-term financing, $1 million for pre-development costs and over $5.7 million through the Ministry of Children and Family Development. The City of Vancouver provided approximately $686,000 in municipal reductions and the land valued at approximately $4.7 million.