Aster Place Supportive Housing
BC Housing, the City of Richmond, and non-profit operator Community Builders have partnered to create temporary supportive housing for up to 40 people experiencing homelessness in the community. Located at 2520 Smith Street, Aster Place Supportive Housing is a three-storey building with 40 self-contained units, each with a private washroom and kitchenette. These 40 homes will help Richmond residents transition to more stable housing by providing them with supportive environments where they are treated with dignity and respect. Similar to other supportive housing buildings, all residents will pay rent and sign a program agreement. Occupancy began in October 2022.
Pathways Clubhouse Affordable Housing
The City of Richmond, Pathways Clubhouse and BC Housing are partnering to build new, affordable rental housing at 5491 No. 2 Road. The proposed project is a six-storey building with 80 new homes for single people, families and seniors. Rental rates are proposed to be set to accommodate both low-income and moderate-income households.
The Kiwanis Towers development provides 296 units of affordable seniors’ rental housing, which more than doubles the number of units originally available at the site. Located at 7378 and 7388 Gollner Avenue, the two Kiwanis buildings include shared parking, laundry facilities, a fitness area, shared amenity space, patio areas, landscaped outdoor spaces, walking paths and community gardens.
The City contributed approximately $20.8 million towards capital construction costs and a capital grant of $3.3 million to offset development cost charges and associated fees. BC Housing is providing up to $16.3 million in long-term financing and the Richmond Kiwanis Senior Citizens Housing Society contributed the land valued at approximately $12.9 million and approximately $21 million in equity. Polygon acted as the development and construction manager for the project.
In September 2015, the Kiwanis Towers Project received the 2015 UBCM Award for Excellence in Innovation and Partnership.
Visit the Kiwanis Towers website for more information.
Storeys, located at 8111 Granville Avenue/8080 Anderson Road in Richmond’s City Centre, is the result of a unique partnership between all three levels of government and a consortium of five non-profit organizations comprising Coast Mental Health, Pathways Clubhouse, S.U.C.C.E.S.S., Tikva Housing Society and Turning Point Recovery Society.
In addition to rental units, Storeys provides critical supportive services, programming and administrative space to further support tenants in achieving housing stability and life skills. The combination of partners and supportive services will allow a variety of vulnerable groups to be served, including low-income families and seniors, and individuals with mental health and addictions issues.
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Visit the following websites to learn more about the mandates of the five non-profit organization and for information regarding applications:
- Coast Mental Health
- Pathways Clubhouse
- Tikva Housing Society
- Turning Point Recovery Society
Cadence at 5540 Hollybridge Way is a 15 unit affordable rental housing building run by Atira Women’s Resource Society for lone-parent female led families. Supportive programming and access to spaces are provided in the adjacent Willow Early Care and Learning Centre.