Vancouver - Renfrew St at E 14th Ave

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New warm, safe homes with supports on Renfrew Street at East 14th Avenue

Vancouver is in a housing crisis and more than 2,000 people across the city of Vancouver are experiencing homelessness.

Creating warm, safe homes with supports for people who are at risk of, or are experiencing homelessness, in our communities continues to be a top priority for BC Housing and the City of Vancouver.

BC Housing and the City of Vancouver are proposing to build a six-storey building with approximately 50 new homes with supports at 2930 Renfrew Street. The homes would be for adults, seniors, and people with disabilities who are experiencing, or are at risk of, homelessness with a priority for people in the local community.

  • All units would be studio apartments with a private bathroom and kitchen
  • At least 5% of the homes would be fully accessible
  • The building would also include amenities such as shared laundry, a dining area, program space, and an underground parkade

Moving forward at Renfrew Street at East 14th Avenue

BC Housing and the City are committed to moving forward with a rezoning application to develop this specific site.

Through the City of Vancouver’s development process, we invite community feedback on aspects of the development proposal, including:

  • All building and site design elements, such as lighting and landscaping
  • Local representation for the Community Advisory Committee
  • Ideas for how to support the success of the building

As with any other development in Vancouver, information about a building’s future residents such as their race, gender, level of income, private healthcare needs, or sexual orientation does not factor into City Council’s decision to approve a site.

Non-Profit operator

Lu'ma Native Housing Society has been selected as the non-profit operator for the proposed supportive housing at Renfrew St and East 14th Avenue. The competitive process to choose an operator was run by BC Housing.

Over the past 40 years, Lu’ma has developed, owns and manages more than 550 affordable housing units. Lu’ma offers a wide range of programs and services that aim to alleviate poverty, improve the overall health of the urban Indigenous community and respond to the evolving needs of Indigenous Peoples.

For more information on Lu’ma, please visit: http://lnhs.ca/

Guidelines for respectful dialogue

We want to hear from everyone who wants to share their perspective in a safe and respectful way.

  • All conversations - in-person, over the phone, and/or online - are meant to be a place where people can share and listen.
  • BC Housing is committed to responding as best we can, with the relevant information we have, in a timely manner.
  • In order to respond to as many inquiries as possible, we have to deploy our resources equitably. No one person or group can or should expect to monopolize the time and efforts of the project team.
  • We expect everyone will refrain from using language or acting in a way that is discriminating, threatening, abusive, racist or otherwise disrespectful. Discrimination or abusive language of any kind will not be tolerated.

Opportunities for community input

Neighbourhood Dialogue Sessions

Neighbours to the proposed homes are invited to learn more through a virtual small group dialogue session.

If interested, please sign up for one of the following sessions:

* The same information will be presented at all sessions.

Public comment period

The public comment period is an opportunity for the community to provide input on the proposed new homes with supports at 2930 Renfrew St. The period will last from July 1st to July 31st.

To participate, view information on the development proposal and leave comments in the "Public Comment Period Open" section below. All comments collected will be reviewed by the project team and taken into consideration in the development of the rezoning application that will be submitted by BC Housing to the City of Vancouver.

This is just one way BC Housing is collecting feedback on the proposal. Other ways to provide feedback include:

  • Submitting a comment in the "Comments" section below
  • Attending a Neighbourhood Dialogue Session
  • Providing feedback to the Community Liaison by emailing communityliaison@bchousing.org or by calling 604-829-9321

When a rezoning application is submitted, there will be an additional City-led public engagement as part of the rezoning process.


New warm, safe homes with supports on Renfrew Street at East 14th Avenue

Vancouver is in a housing crisis and more than 2,000 people across the city of Vancouver are experiencing homelessness.

Creating warm, safe homes with supports for people who are at risk of, or are experiencing homelessness, in our communities continues to be a top priority for BC Housing and the City of Vancouver.

BC Housing and the City of Vancouver are proposing to build a six-storey building with approximately 50 new homes with supports at 2930 Renfrew Street. The homes would be for adults, seniors, and people with disabilities who are experiencing, or are at risk of, homelessness with a priority for people in the local community.

  • All units would be studio apartments with a private bathroom and kitchen
  • At least 5% of the homes would be fully accessible
  • The building would also include amenities such as shared laundry, a dining area, program space, and an underground parkade

Moving forward at Renfrew Street at East 14th Avenue

BC Housing and the City are committed to moving forward with a rezoning application to develop this specific site.

Through the City of Vancouver’s development process, we invite community feedback on aspects of the development proposal, including:

  • All building and site design elements, such as lighting and landscaping
  • Local representation for the Community Advisory Committee
  • Ideas for how to support the success of the building

As with any other development in Vancouver, information about a building’s future residents such as their race, gender, level of income, private healthcare needs, or sexual orientation does not factor into City Council’s decision to approve a site.

Non-Profit operator

Lu'ma Native Housing Society has been selected as the non-profit operator for the proposed supportive housing at Renfrew St and East 14th Avenue. The competitive process to choose an operator was run by BC Housing.

Over the past 40 years, Lu’ma has developed, owns and manages more than 550 affordable housing units. Lu’ma offers a wide range of programs and services that aim to alleviate poverty, improve the overall health of the urban Indigenous community and respond to the evolving needs of Indigenous Peoples.

For more information on Lu’ma, please visit: http://lnhs.ca/

Guidelines for respectful dialogue

We want to hear from everyone who wants to share their perspective in a safe and respectful way.

  • All conversations - in-person, over the phone, and/or online - are meant to be a place where people can share and listen.
  • BC Housing is committed to responding as best we can, with the relevant information we have, in a timely manner.
  • In order to respond to as many inquiries as possible, we have to deploy our resources equitably. No one person or group can or should expect to monopolize the time and efforts of the project team.
  • We expect everyone will refrain from using language or acting in a way that is discriminating, threatening, abusive, racist or otherwise disrespectful. Discrimination or abusive language of any kind will not be tolerated.

Opportunities for community input

Neighbourhood Dialogue Sessions

Neighbours to the proposed homes are invited to learn more through a virtual small group dialogue session.

If interested, please sign up for one of the following sessions:

* The same information will be presented at all sessions.

Public comment period

The public comment period is an opportunity for the community to provide input on the proposed new homes with supports at 2930 Renfrew St. The period will last from July 1st to July 31st.

To participate, view information on the development proposal and leave comments in the "Public Comment Period Open" section below. All comments collected will be reviewed by the project team and taken into consideration in the development of the rezoning application that will be submitted by BC Housing to the City of Vancouver.

This is just one way BC Housing is collecting feedback on the proposal. Other ways to provide feedback include:

  • Submitting a comment in the "Comments" section below
  • Attending a Neighbourhood Dialogue Session
  • Providing feedback to the Community Liaison by emailing communityliaison@bchousing.org or by calling 604-829-9321

When a rezoning application is submitted, there will be an additional City-led public engagement as part of the rezoning process.

Please share comments with the project team.

If you have a comment about the proposed supportive housing project, please complete the form below. If you have a question, please contact the Community Liaison at 604-829-9321 or communityliaison@bchousing.org

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