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fire hall #5

fire hall 5

Streetohome is partnering with the City of Vancouver and YWCA Greater Vancouver to redevelop a municipal fire hall in the Killarney/Champlain Heights neighbourhood. The new structure will provide 31 units of family housing for single mothers and their children who are fleeing abuse, are homeless or at serious risk of homelessness.

The City of Vancouver is seeking to leverage its civic assets to maximize the land use and create more affordable housing supply. A similar project, with the same partners, to build housing above the Downtown Eastside / Strathcona Library Branch is currently underway.

The safety and security of living above the fire hall, with a 24 hour, 7 day a week presence will provide reassurance to this vulnerable population. The location also provides supportive housing in a neighbourhood well suited for families, with many community facilities and schools nearby.

A groundbreaking ceremony was held November 28, 2016, and project is expected to be completed in 2018.

Streetohome contribution of $892,000 to Fire Hall #5 is made possible by R. Howard Webster Foundation, The 625 Powell Street Foundation, and MariaMarina Foundation