Marguerite Ford Apartments is located near False Creek and is run in partnership with Sanford Housing Society. In addition to housing, tenants have opportunities to create connections, and build community through activities in the building like beekeeping and making bannock for other tenants, and in the neighbourhood like lane-way cleanup and gardening.
To provide supported housing and encourage tenants to become involved in the immediate and larger community.
WHO IS INVOLVED
You’ll find a real rich variety of folks at Marguerite Ford — people who came directly from shelters and have been homeless for years, people from rundown hotels, and people looking for a place that has self-contained units — all of whom benefit from this kind of affordable and supported housing.
WHAT IT IS
There are 147 units at Marguerite Ford Apartments (MFA) of varying sizes. Each unit has its own kitchen and bathroom, some have balconies and there are a handful of one bedroom suites. There is a beautiful garden patio on the sixth floor, complete with honey-making bees from Hives for Humanity.
When MFA opened, it was our largest building. That meant staff connecting with more tenants on a regular basis, and that took time. The surrounding community recognized this and their input was important in helping the tenants feel more connected to the larger community.
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