Chinatown foundation to chip money into planned Downtown Eastside social housing development

By MATT ROBINSON, October 6, 2016

The Vancouver Chinatown Foundation has pledged $30 million to help build affordable housing in the Downtown Eastside in a new partnership with the city and Vancouver Coastal Health. The proposed 250-unit housing project is slated for 58 W. Hastings St., where a tent city has stood since early July. Mayor Gregor Robertson promised to build a facility with 100 per cent social housing at the site after meeting with area residents and housing advocates in August. Read more…

Mukhtar Latif, pictured at City Hall in 2014, calls the Downtown Eastside project a
Mukhtar Latif, pictured at City Hall in 2014, calls the Downtown Eastside project a “really creative partnership.” MARK VAN MANEN / PNG