RE: 1648 E. 1ST Avenue Temporary Winter Shelter (Temporary Development Permit Number DE– DE419783)
The City of Vancouver is committed to ensuring that all people have a warm, safe place to sleep during the cold, wet winter months. Over the last seven winters, the City of Vancouver and BC Housing have partnered to open temporary winter shelters so people experiencing homelessness can come inside and get connected to health and housing services.
Several hundred people who were homeless have transitioned through the emergency shelters into permanent housing over the last seven years; however the annual homeless count in March 2015 revealed almost 500 homeless people still remain unsheltered. We ask you to join the City of Vancouver, BC Housing and all of our community partners in offering your support for the Winter Shelter Strategy to help those living on our streets.
A temporary winter shelter was opened at 900 Pacific Street last winter, and will open again this winter on December 1, 2015 and close no later than the end of April, 2016.
We are committed to managing this winter shelter safely and would like to invite you to a Community Dialogue session to learn more about shelter operations and to help integrate the shelter successfully into the community.
WHERE: WISE Hall, 1882 Adanac Street
DATE: December 2, 2015
WHEN: Doors open at 5:30pm. Meeting begins at 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Please RSVP by visiting: http://communitydialoguesessions-dec-2-2015.eventbrite.ca
To speak to a City staff person about our Housing and Homelessness Strategy, please call 604.873.7465 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on the Winter Response Strategy please visit: http://vancouver.ca/people-programs/winter-response-shelter-strategy