Vancouver, West 8th Avenue at Arbutus Street - Supportive Housing

Illustrative Rendering of a multi-unit residential building with trees, and people walking by.


New warm, safe homes with supports on West 8th Avenue at Arbutus Street

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.

The new building proposed at 2086 and 2098 West 7th Avenue, 2091 West 8th Avenue would be 12 storeys and provide approximately 140 studio homes with supports for single adults, seniors and people with disabilities who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness 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 laundry, a dining area, program space, and an underground parkade

Moving forward at 2086 and 2098 West 7th Avenue, 2091 West 8th 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:

  • 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.

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 community can review and provide comments on the development proposal, which will be posted on this webpage, from March 1st to 15th, 2021.


New warm, safe homes with supports on West 8th Avenue at Arbutus Street

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.

The new building proposed at 2086 and 2098 West 7th Avenue, 2091 West 8th Avenue would be 12 storeys and provide approximately 140 studio homes with supports for single adults, seniors and people with disabilities who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness 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 laundry, a dining area, program space, and an underground parkade

Moving forward at 2086 and 2098 West 7th Avenue, 2091 West 8th 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:

  • 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.

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 community can review and provide comments on the development proposal, which will be posted on this webpage, from March 1st to 15th, 2021.


  • The public comment period is an opportunity for the community to provide input on the proposed new homes, with supports, at 2086 and 2098 West 7th Avenue, 2091 West 8th Avenue.

    View information on the development proposal and leave your comments in the boxes below. All comments collected will be reviewed by the project team and taken into consideration in the development of the rezoning application.

    When a rezoning application is submitted, there will be an additional City-led public consultation process.

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