This development is a partnership between BC Housing, the City of Vancouver, the Broadway Youth Resource Centre (BYRC) and the Vancouver Native Housing Society. It consists of 103 units, including transitional housing, plus 10,000 sq.ft. of retail space and a 15,000 sq.ft. community resource centre.
Residents will be varied and may bring with them many challenges. Approximately thirty of the residents will be youth. The remainder of the units will be available to individuals who have low incomes and are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. These individuals will be referred through BC Housing.
The BYRC is an integral multi-agency centre that provides a wide range of social, health, housing, education, employment and life skills services to homeless and at-risk youth between the ages of 12 and 24. Services are provided by several non-profit agencies including, Pacific Community Resources (PCRS) a community college, a university and all three levels of government. The goal of this multi-agency model is to provide a seamless continuum of integrated community-based social and health services to at-risk youth within the Broadway Corridor.
Kwayatsut is a 2015 Canadian Green Building Award (CaGBC) recipient.