Vancouver unveils Marpole temporary modular housing

Vancouver unveils Marpole temporary modular housing
Vancouver unveils Marpole temporary modular housing
The buildings are blocks away from Churchill’s Ideal Mini School, Sir Wilfrid Laurier elementary school and Sir Winston Churchill secondary. Four students from the high school who are outspoken supporters of the housing attended Saturday’s tour. Pastors who put together “welcome kits” for the tenants came, too.

The 250 sq. ft units are basically one room with the small kitchen in the nook created by building the wall for the tiny bathroom. Francis Georgian / PNG

“We are thrilled to see these buildings opening now,” Robertson said.

“We’ve been on a very aggressive pace with the B.C. government,” he said.

City council approved the 78 units of social housing at Heather Street and 59th Avenue in November. Luke Harrison, CEO of the Vancouver Affordable Housing Agency, led the tour of one of the two buildings that Horizon North began building off-site in mid-October.

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