525 Powell Street (Aneki House for Women)
Construction is complete at this site and the building is called Aneki House for Women, which provides 39 new homes for women in the Downtown Eastside. Each new unit is around 250 sq. ft. and contains a bathroom and a kitchen. The building has a shared laundry and communal amenity spaces (indoor and outdoor). Seven suites are designed with customized layouts and user-friendly adaptive features to accommodate persons with accessibility requirements. The building will be in place for up to five years, with the possibility to extend another five years.
Atira, the non-profit housing operator, is committed to operating a supportive housing program for women living in a shared living environment. They will be responsible for the building maintenance and will be providing support to tenants, including:
- Individualized support plans
- Support to attend or receive health services
- Opportunities for volunteer work
- Connections to community groups
- Opportunities for social events