This temporary modular housing unit opened in 2018 as part of the BC government’s commitment to build 600 homes to house Metro Vancouver’s street and shelter homeless population. Margaret Mitchell Place offers the continuum of healthcare and services standard across PHS housing: home support, life skills sessions and round-the-clock mental health teams.
There’s also a commercial-grade kitchen and a community garden that provide sustainable opportunities for residents to form and join community.
Margaret Mitchell Place is named for Canadian politician and social activist, Margaret Mitchell, a social worker who lived in the Olympic Village and served as the MP for Vancouver East from 1979 to 1983. A tireless anti-poverty campaigner and advocate of rights for women, immigrants and the homeless, Mitchell passed away in 2017 aged 91.