Richmond opens the doors to new temporary affordable housing

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Affordable housing is top of mind for many British Columbians in Metro Vancouver. As more political candidates make proposals for how to deal with housing issues, new temporary supportive housing opened its doors in Richmond yesterday (Sept. 20).

Aster Place will provide housing for 30 vulnerable people who are currently residing at Richmond’s temporary Emergency Response Centre (ERC), which has provided them with safe housing during the COVID-19 pandemic but is now closing. …

Malcolm Brodie, Mayor of Richmond, said Aster Place is another component to Richmond’s homelessness strategy.

“The City of Richmond, BC Housing, the Ministry of Attorney General and Responsible for Housing, and Community Builders have worked together on this project to connect with tenants in need, understand the supportive services required and provide a safe and stable housing environment. The City of Richmond remains committed to being a leader that works with our community organizations and partners to provide options for those who have no home,” he said. …

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