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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 currently building four new housing communities across Metro Vancouver.

YWCA CentreView 1308 Lonsdale Project

The YWCA is partnering with the City of North Vancouver on a new social housing development located at 13th and Lonsdale. The project will provide 9 units of much-needed housing plus an amenity space for low-income single mothers and their children. The development is part of the Onni Group project and in addition to social housing, the site also includes a child care centre, grocery store, residential units and office spaces.

We have raised 90% of our $353,000 capital campaign to build YWCA CentreView. For more information, or to make a donation, contact  Kathy Lilyholm at klilyholm@ywcavan.org | 604 895 5851

The expected completion date for this project is Summer 2017.

YWCA St. Georges North Vancouver

We are partnering with Chard Development Ltd. to provide 14 two bedroom and three bedroom units of affordable housing in the City of North Vancouver. YWCA units will be located on the third and fourth floors of the 22-storey building and will include an outdoor space and an amenity room for the exclusive use of YWCA residents. In an excellent location near Lonsdale Avenue and close to the City of North Vancouver Library, green spaces, grocery stores and produce markets, this new YWCA housing community will provide much-needed housing units for low and moderate-income single mothers and their children in the community. Residents will also have access to YWCA resources such as child care, legal education and employment services.

We have raised 27% of our $6.418M capital and endowment campaign to build YWCA St. George's project.
For more information or to make a donation, contact Kathy Lilyholm  at klilyholm@ywcavan.org | 604 895 5851

The project is currently under the City's development application review process.
Construction is expected to start Summer 2018 and completion is expected by Spring 2020.

Pacific Spirit Terrace

YWCA Pacific Spirit Terrace

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 two- and three-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. 

We have raised 100% of our $2.754M capital campaign to build YWCA Pacific Spirit Terrace. Thank you to everyone who came together to make this dream a reality.

The expected completion date for this project is Spring 2018.

 

YWCA Como Lake Mews

Through a partnership with Beedie Living, we will build 7 two and three bedroom townhouses located next to YWCA Como Lake Gardens in Coquitlam (528 Como Lake Avenue). The townhouses 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.

We have raised 100% of our $1.5M capital campaign to build YWCA Como Lake Mews. Thank you to everyone who supported this campaign.

The expected completion date for this project is Summer 2017.