58 West Hastings

58 West Hastings is an innovative social housing project in the Downtown Eastside that will provide 230 new homes alongside a 50,000 square foot integrated health centre serving the entire community.

The 10-storey building is a unique project that brings together all levels of government in partnership with a charitable foundation to create a new standard of community-oriented social housing in Vancouver. With funding from BC Housing and Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, and proceeds of a $30-million fundraising campaign by the Vancouver Chinatown Foundation, this innovative health and housing project is projected to cost $115 million and is slated to begin construction in early 2021.

Vancouver Chinatown Foundation has worked closely with the City of Vancouver, BC Housing, CMHC, and Vancouver Coastal Health to define the right mix of housing that will provide access for a variety of low-income residents while ensuring the project remains financially viable. With a mix of welfare/pension and HILs rates, this is the largest social housing project of its kind in Vancouver, providing much needed affordable housing options.

As a 'community within a community' 58 West Hastings will provide homes alongside a wide range of services. Our Community Partnership program at 58 West Hastings will connect local organizations with residents to provide opportunities in Wellness, Life Skills and Mentoring, and Experiences to enjoy throughout the City. 

Overview

THE BUILDING

  • The Vancouver Coastal Health Clinic will be approximately 50,000 square feet and is situated on the first three floors of the building.
  • 230 units of housing on seven floors
    • 117 homes at welfare rate
    • 113 homes at HILs rate (HILs, or Housing Income Limits, dictates an eligibility for a subsidy given by the government)
  • Secured underground and bicycle parking

HOMES

  • Units will be a mix of micro, studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom units
  • Storage in every unit
  • Balconies in majority of units

AMENITIES

  • Shared laundry facilities on every floor
  • 4th floor amenity space
    • Two unprogrammed indoor amenity rooms
    • Exterior common area with terrace garden
    • Children’s play area

Streetohome is encouraged to see the development of mixed-income housing at 58 West Hastings. Combining rent-geared-to-income housing with shelter-rate housing promotes financial viability, community inclusion, and improved social outcomes including quality of life and economic prospects of lower income households.

– Rob Turnbull – President and CEO, Streetohome Foundation

This important project will help with the critical supply of affordable housing for Downtown Eastside residents and bring much needed healthcare services to the neighbourhood. Having worked with this community for many years, I recognize the importance of 58 West Hastings, and am grateful to the Vancouver Chinatown Foundation team for raising funds in the community to supplement government funding in order to get this project off the ground.

– Mike Harcourt – former Mayor of Vancouver and former Premier of British Columbia

58 West Hastings will provide a safe place to live, an exceptional quality of living and strong sense of community.

– Joy MacPhail – Founding Chair of the 58 West Hastings Advisory Board

“Fresh Direct is proud to be supporting the Vancouver Chinatown Foundation as a Community Partner for the 58 West Hastings project. I want to congratulate the Foundation and its partners for bringing to life this unique housing project that will create new affordable homes for residents of the Downtown Eastside and Chinatown.

– Davis Yung – President, CEO, and Co-Founder of Fresh Direct Produce