New housing initiatives
Our new housing initiatives will provide safe, affordable housing for low-income single mothers and their children. Thanks to a number of unique partnerships, we are building 3 new housing projects across Metro Vancouver.
YWCA Fire Hall project
We are partnering with the City of Vancouver on an innovative housing project that will be built above Fire Hall No.5 as part of its redevelopment project. Located at East 54th Avenue and Kerr Street in Vancouver, the project will provide 31 2- and 3-bedroom units of much needed housing for low-income woman-led families and their children. The neighbourhood is perfect for families, close to elementary schools, grocery stores and a community centre.
YWCA Como Lake Mews
Through a partnership with Beedie Living, we will build 7 new 2- and 3-bedroom townhouse units located next to YWCA Como Lake Gardens in Coquitlam (528 Como Lake Avenue). The townhouse units will be part of a Beedie Living development – a 26-storey residential tower located south of Como Lake Avenue.
Similar to other YWCA supportive housing, Como Lake Mews will provide women and their children with a supportive and caring environment and connect tenants to resources like child care, legal education and employment services.
YWCA Cause We Care House
We’re partnering with the City of Vancouver and the Vancouver Public Library to build the YWCA Cause We Care House. Located in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, this innovative new development will include YWCA programs and services, a public library and 21 units (a mix of 2-, 3- and 4-bedroom units) of long-term supportive housing for single mothers and their children who are at risk of homelessness.
We have raised 90% of our $10.1M capital campaign to build YWCA Cause We Care House. The expected completion date for this project is June 2016.