By Zoe Ducklow, Canadian Baptists of Western Canada: After many years of working towards it, Grandview Calvary Baptist Church’s vision of supportive community-based housing has now come to life. Co:Here is a 26-unit apartment building, deliberately designed to foster community among residents.
By Flyn Ritchie, Church for Vancouver: Co:Here Housing Community all set to welcome new residents The Co:Here Housing Community has been dedicated, celebrated and blessed. The only thing left now is to wait for final approval for 34 residents to move in to the brand new building at the corner of 1st and Victoria in east Vancouver – and that should happen any day now. Read the full story by clicking on the link below. Co:Here Housing Community…
Aaron Hinks, Surrey Now-Leader: Community groups come together to support Surrey’s most vulnerable. Tim Dickau at Gracepoint Community Church in South Surrey discusses Co:Here Housing Community and ways the community could support the city’s most vulnerable residents. Click on link below to read the article. Community groups come together to support Surrey’s most vulnerable
A year ago, Tim Dickau shared the story about Grandview Calvary Baptist Church (GCBC) and Co:Here at the Regent Exchange: Churches and The Housing Crisis. Watch the video by clicking here.
Tim Dickau, Church for Vancouver: Last Thursday (June 30) Grandview Calvary Baptist Church hosted a ground-breaking event for the Co:Here Housing Community project – a four-storey affordable housing complex with 26 self-contained units.
Flyn Ritchie, Church for Vancouver: A couple of years ago, neighbours reacted vigorously against the city’s Grandview-Woodland Community Plan which, in their view, involved too little consultation and proposed too much density and too many high buildings, especially near the Commercial-Broadway SkyTrain Station.
CMHC & BC Housing News Release: A new affordable housing development under construction in East Vancouver will increase options for those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, while providing a unique approach to supportive housing.
Thank you to all who came to the Co:Here Neighbours Event on Saturday, April 30th. People from Co:Here, Grandview Calvary Baptist Church, Salsbury Community Society, Innovative Housing Consultants and Yellowridge Construction were pleased to meet you, listen to your comments and answer any questions you had.