New 16 storey supportive housing opens on Burrard Street

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Kettle on Burrard, a new 16-storey supportive housing building, officially opened its doors to the community today, creating 140 self-contained studio units for individuals who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in Vancouver.

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The building is the eighth development to officially open under a partnership between the B.C. government and the City of Vancouver. Residents will have access to shared amenities space, common dining and recreational facilities, bicycle storage and a laundry room.

The building is also home to Directions Youth Services Centre, which serves homeless and at-risk youth between the ages of 13 and 24 years. Open 24 hours a day, the centre provides a wide range of supports and services ranging from education and job skills programs, to mental health and addictions support.

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The housing component of the building is managed by the Kettle Society and the youth centre is operated by Family Services of Greater Vancouver.

The B.C. government arranged approximately $25.6 million in long-term financing, $1 million for pre-development costs and over $5.7 million through the Ministry of Children and Family Development. The City of Vancouver provided approximately $686,000 in municipal reductions and the land valued at approximately $4.7 million.

Source: BC Government 

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