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Whole Life Housing

Anhart Foundation
Whole Life Housing supports 550 tenants in 9 self-organizing and self-sustaining, congregate living centres in Vancouver, Canada.

9 Whole Life Housing Centers in Vancouver, Canada

Community Builders - Owned or Leased

  • Dodson Rooms on Hastings
  • Jubilee Rooms on Main
  • 626 Alexander

City of Vancouver - Owned or Leased

  • 3475 East Hastings Transitional Housing Centre
  • Yale Hotel on Granville

Privately Leased

  • Metson Rooms on Howe
  • Powell Rooms on Powell
  • Regal Hotel on Granville
  • Vogue Hotel on Granville

Whole Life Housing centres are designed to be self-organizing communities that promote best practices of supportive and transitional housing. The four pillars of Whole Life Housing are tenant empowerment, private capital investments, relationally-based staff, and social service innovations.

Ten Features of Supportive Housing:

Tenant Support, In-House Medical, Addiction Counseling, Affordable Rent, Neighbour Watch, Housekeeping Services, Advanced Pest Control, On-Site Breakfast, Laundry Services, and Work Placements.

Whole Life Housing reduces primary risk factors that lead to homelessness (untreated mental illness and substance abuse) by 40 - 60% after a minimum 6-week stay. The recidivism rate (return to homelessness) is less than 5%.

 

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Whole Life Housing Datasheet

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Community Quotes

“Community Builders provides an in-house approach to mental health treatment and reduces risks to homelessness through tenant-based social networks.”

Dr. Bill MacEwan
Former Head of Psychiatry, St. Paul’s Hospital

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