Downtown Eastside Vancouver SRO Hub

Jul 27, 2020

Project

Downtown Eastside Vancouver SRO Hub

Parent Organization

SRO Collaborative Society

Grant

Community-Based Tenant Initiative Fund

Territory

Downtown Eastside / Granville South neighbourhoods, Vancouver, BC

Amount

$ 150,000 over 3 years
Brief
Approximately 4,000 residents of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, one third of which are Indigenous, live in about 100 privately owned Single-Room Occupancy (SRO) buildings. This housing stock plays an integral role in the continuum of housing choices for vulnerable and low-income residents, often acting as the last rental home option before homelessness. This project aims to improve living conditions and tenant engagement, promote building rehabilitation, and stabilize rents in seven 'pilots' privately owned SRO hotels over the next three years. 

Partners

Dr. Jeff Masuda, Centre for Environmental Health Equity, Queen’s University

Kellie Carroll, Executive Director, Network of Inner City Community Services Society (NICCSS)

Lorraine Copas, Executive Director, Social Planning and Research Council of BC

Abigail Bond, Managing Director, Homelessness Services & Affordable Housing Programs

Local Projects

Sector Transformation Fund

Enhance the capacity of your local organisation to provide affordable housing in a better way.

Sectoral Impact Projects

Sector Transformation Fund

Develop new services, models or tools to help the sector build and manage affordable housing.

Community-Based Tenant Initiative Fund

Tenant engagement projects that aim to involve tenants in housing decisions that impact them and in defining services.

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