Developed as social housing in an effort to address homelessness, Sanford is one of twelve Provincial Homelessness Initiative (PHI) projects in the City of Vancouver. This 9-storey building contains 62 dwelling units with associated amenity areas and a social service centre. A third to a half of the units will be occupied by persons with a mental illness. All units will be tenanted by core-need singles.
The Single Room Occupancy (SRO) Hotel stock in the city of Vancouver has become increasingly vulnerable due to age; lack of revenue; a more difficult tenant profile; and competing uses. There are 6,000 SROs in the city that need to be replaced.
The foundation of this project is a commitment by BC Housing, the City of Vancouver, Katherine Sanford Housing Society, and Motivation, Power & Achievement Society (MPA) to build on the City’s network of social and supportive housing projects.