For Immediate Release: Nov 23, 2018
VANCOUVER – More people in Vancouver experiencing homelessness will have safe and secure homes with support services with the opening of 144 supportive housing units.
“Today, we are taking another important step forward in helping people who have been struggling for far too long in this community,” said Spencer Chandra Herbert, MLA for Vancouver-West End. “These homes, and the ones like them that are opening around the province, will change the lives of thousands of people who currently don’t have a place to call home.”
Two more modular housing projects have opened in the city, bringing the total number of completed supportive homes around the province to nearly 700. A further 1,400 units are underway as part of the Rapid Response to Homelessness program, which will deliver more than 2,000 modular supportive homes for people who need them.
Larwill Place, located at 610/620 Cambie St., provides 98 units within two three-storey buildings. MPA Society will manage and operate both buildings. Larwill Place is dedicated to the memory of Al Larwill, the original caretaker of the Cambie Grounds, a park formerly located on the site in the late 1800s and early 1900s.