Housing

Affordable Housing Development

Project summary
Through the collaborative efforts of all levels of government, six non-profit organizations and the private sector, a new development comprising 129 units of affordable rental housing,  as well as community amenity space, is being constructed in Richmond’s City Centre. The development is located on City-owned land, will be owned and operated by six non-profits, and will offer housing to individuals and families at risk of homelessness.

The development, made possible through the City’s affordable housing strategy, exemplifies an innovative, multi-stakeholder approach to delivering much needed affordable housing and community support at a scale that s needed to assist some of the City’s most vulnerable residents.
Periodic updates regarding information, resources and links for the project, will be posted this page as new information is received and the project progresses.

Background
2011:  
In accordance with the Richmond Affordable Housing Strategy, the City of Richmond, in partnership with BC Housing, issued a request for Expressions of Interest (EOI), seeking responses from non-profit societies to provide and manage affordable housing at 8111 Granville Avenue/8080 Anderson Road.

2012: 
A proposal was submitted, reviewed and approved by the City from a Non-Profit Consortium consisting of: Atira Women’s Resource Society, Coast Mental Health, S.U.C.C.E.S.S., Tikva Housing Society, Turning Point Housing Society, and Canadian Mental Health Association-Richmond Branch to develop 129 units of rental housing with two floors of complementary community amenity spaces.

February 26, 2014:
A Development Permit application was approved for the project, as reflected below:

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Project Development Purpose
The purpose of the project is to develop affordable rental housing that will accommodate the homeless and those at risk of homelessness, and meet all specified income and affordability criteria.

Project Development Goals

  • To utilize City-owned land for the development of affordable housing
  • To increase the supply of secure, affordable housing in the city of Richmond
  • To include space for complementary community/commercial spaces within the development which would benefit both the tenants and surrounding community

Please refer to the EOI Process Document below for a complete list of requirements.

Policy and Planning