265 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver, BC• Total units: 52
Services & Support
Double staffed with PHS mental health workers, on-site housing manager, home support worker, meal program, peer employment, community garden and apiary
PHS Community Services Society (PHS), in partnership with Sole Food Farms has opened Hummingbird Place at 265 West 1st Avenue, which is a 52 unit building with an integrated sustainable agriculture project on site. This project is part of British Columbia’s $66 million commitment to build 600 homes to house to stem the growing number of homeless people and families due to critical housing un-affordability. Tenants in temporary modular housing live in the units for a pre-determined term while more suitable housing to their health, goals and personal needs is arranged. Hummingbird Place provides healthcare supports, community programming and pre-employment training in the form of our peer programs, which gives many residents access to jobs at our social enterprises.
Hummingbird Place was developed, constructed and planned in conjunction with BC Housing, Boni Maddison Architects and Horizon North, will also feature a commercial grade kitchen and community garden.
“For over 25 years, we at PHS have advocated for wholistic communities where even the most marginalized citizens are able to connect and participate in their health and wellbeing in a dignified and meaningful way.” Said Andy Bond, Interim Executive Director of PHS. “We’re proud to see aspects of that vision come to fruition at Hummingbird Place, and for people to come together to share lasting memories in their new home. We’re excited to welcome everyone to their new homes, and partner with Sole Foods Street Farms to explore the urban farm’s positive impact on the community for this housing site.”
Please see our Community Advisory Committee page for more information.