City and province to build 40 homes for vulnerable Richmond residents

Richmond News

In partnership with the province, the City of Richmond will build 40 homes with around-the-clock care in an effort to address the needs of community members struggling to find a stable home.

Announced on Friday, the project aims to combat the growth of homelessness in Richmond which has increased by 84 per cent since 2014, according to the Metro Vancouver homeless count. The combination of housing and support is expected to help people transition from temporary housing to longer-term options. …

“Since the inception of the Affordable Housing Strategy in 2007, the City has been instrumental in the creation of over 1,500 affordable units in the community,” said Mayor Malcolm Brodie in a press release. “The proposed modular, supportive housing fills a gap in the housing continuum and helps to support individuals in need to achieve stable and permanent housing.” …

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