A Vancouver landmark, the former Biltmore Hotel in the close-knit Mount Pleasant neighbourhood was transformed into transitional housing in 2014 to support people waiting to get into long-term housing programs.
To provide a supported environment in a vibrant community for people waiting for long-term housing.
WHO IS INVOLVED
The Biltmore provides transitional housing for a mix of folks – many of whom have recent experiences of homelessness.
WHAT IT IS
There are 95 private rooms in the Biltmore. Each has its own sink, toilet, bathtub, and small fridge. Each tenant receives one meal a day and access to shared space to prepare their own foods as well. Tenants drive all of the programming, which can include everything from AA meetings, to communal meals, to Art Nights.
Being located in a dense residential community and one block from an elementary school means playing an active part in making Mount Pleasant a healthier and safer community. Via a paid peer program, tenants head outside regularly to ensure the neighbouring school and parks are cleaner and safer for all!
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