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Former Vancouver hotel to be converted to 65 units for homeless people by the fall

Minister of Families, Children and Social Development Ahmed Hussen takes part in an update on the COVID pandemic during a press conference in Ottawa on October 27, 2020. The City of Vancouver says it has purchased a former hotel at a major thoroughfare that can house about 65 units to accommodate homeless people. A joint news release by the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation and city says 2075 Kingsway, Days Inn by Wyndham Vancouver, will be ready for accommodation this November. The Minister of Families, Children and Social Development Ahmed Hussen also announced a $51.5 million Rapid Housing Initiative for Vancouver that is expected to create 135 new affordable homes. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
March 01, 2021 - 12:08 PM

VANCOUVER - A former hotel on the Vancouver's eastside has been purchased to create about 65 units to accommodate homeless people.

The City of Vancouver, the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. and the federal government say the former Days Inn on Kingsway will be ready to house people in November.

Ahmed Hussen, the minister of families, children and social development, says funding from the $51.5 million program will be used to create up to 135 new affordable homes.

Details on the additional housing will be released later.

Hussen says in a news release that the program will quickly provide homes for vulnerable people to keep them safe.

Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version said a separate program would create an additional 135 housing units.

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