Vancouver Hotels Get a Social Reno

Thirteen hotels in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside are getting renovated to transform the buildings into social housing, costing the federal and provincial governments a total of $116 million. The new single-room units will provide housing for 900 of Vancouver’s homeless or soon-to-be homeless.This project also offers an added benefit of ‘restoring the heritage value of the buildings” which are a century old. Vancouver’s mayor is in full support of these renovations as they will better the living conditions of the city’s “Most marginalized and vulnerable citizens.” This project will be made possible by the P3 Canada Fund and carried out through private companies which will be requested to submit proposals to design, finance, build, and maintain the projects.Via MetroNewsPhoto Courtesy of DoNotLick

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