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.
Soon you will begin noticing construction activity at the south-west corner of East First Avenue and Victoria Drive. Co:Here is developing affordable housing considering not only the questions of affordability and support but that of isolation and disconnection between people.
Paul J. Pastor, Church for Vancouver: In 1989, at 26 years of age, Tim Dickau became pastor of Grandview Calvary Baptist Church, just off Commercial Drive, on 1st Avenue in east Vancouver. The church, which had been founded in 1908, was dying.