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508 Powell
Lookout Housing and Health Society
Project
508 Powell
508 Powell St, Vancouver, British Columbia
Total Homes
139
Breakdown

Deeply affordable: 28 ; Rent Geared to Income: 28 ; Moderate income: 83

Development Status
Date of Completion
2024

Lookout Housing and Health Society operates 59 buildings across 15 municipalities across British Columbia cluding housing, shelters, outreach and health services. With the support of the Vancity Affordable Community Housing program, Lookout carried out a strategic visioniong process and review of their real-estate assets which identified 524-528 Powell Street (now 508 Powell Street after rezoning) as a strong redevelopment opportunity that could make a significant impact in addressing housing needs in the Downtown Eastside in Vancouver. The construction project requires the temporary relocation of the Powell Street Getaway (PSG) where it continues to operate as an Overdose Prevention Site and a mental health drop-in resource center. The PSG is being incorporated in the new build with a commercial kitchen and outdoor programming space, along with 114 units of social housing for low-income seniors, Indigenous people, women fleeing domestic violence, newcomers, refugees, working singles, and couples and families.

Funding Support
Pre-Development Loan in 2019

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Working Hours

Mon-Thurs: 9 AM – 5 PM

Friday: Closed

Sat-Sun: Closed

Office

409 – 312 Main Street
Vancouver, BC V6A 2T2

affordablehousing@vancity.com

Vancity Community Foundation’s office at 312 Main is located on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ /Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

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