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Vancouver, British Columbia
Former Woodwards Building
Created by BC Housing, Strathcona Community Mental Health Team
"Located in the historic Woodwards development, this groundbreaking project integrates 125 units of low-income housing with market-rate condominiums, retail outlets, subsidized family units, shared public spaces and Simon Fraser University’s Centre for the Arts. Of these units, 25 are designated specifically for clients of the Strathcona Community Mental Health Team; the remainder are home to a diverse group of mostly long-time Downtown Eastside residents.
There are five wheelchair-accessible units in the building and every suite contains its own washroom and full kitchen, providing residents with affordable independence in a supportive living environment. This includes PHS mental health workers, clinical support, home care and a food program. There are also recreation activities, a meeting room and a garden."
The former Fortune Motel includes two buildings — a larger 28-unit building and a smaller 12-unit building. The larger building is housing former homeless citizens. KTW
Genesis Place. The provincial government purchased the motel in June 2021 for $3.6 million
"Residents will have access to around-the-clock support services, including daily meals and life-skills training, while the CMHA will connect residents to Interior Health for any related services they may require."