Supportive housing project proposed for DNV

The District is taking an important step toward creating much-needed housing with support services for the most vulnerable members of our community who need a safe and secure place to live.

Today, we are announcing a partnership with BC Housing, Lu’ma Native Housing Society and Vancouver Coastal Health to pursue the development of permanent supportive homes on a District-owned site at 1200 East Keith Road.

If approved, the proposal is to construct a six-storey building with 60 studio homes and five Complex Care Housing spaces for members of North Shore communities who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

Homelessness is a growing but often invisible issue on the North Shore and there is an urgent need for homes with support services in the community for North Shore residents.

The District’s 2023 Housing Needs Report identifies delivering a range of social and supportive homes as a key priority, and a primary goal of our Official Community Plan is to provide more diverse and affordable housing choices to maintain a healthy, diverse and vibrant community.

Details about this project

District staff are leading the rezoning process for the proposed project and BC Housing would provide funding to build the housing, if approved by Council.

Lu’ma Native Housing Society and Vancouver Coastal Health would operate the building. Staff will be on site 24/7 to provide supports, including meal programs, life and employment skills training, as well as health and wellness support services. 

This District-owned site is well-suited for supportive housing because it has good access to transit options, parks and green space and the mix of community amenities available in nearby Lynn Creek Town Centre.

We will connect with members of the community and others as this project proposal progresses to ensure your feedback is heard throughout this process. There will also be a public hearing at which members of the public can share their views about the project before Council makes a final decision.

For more information, please visit the BC Housing's East Keith Road proposed project webpage and our East Keith Road proposed supportive housing project webpage.

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