Modular, wheelchair accessible
PHS opened its fourth temporary modular housing facility in 2019, in partnership with Hogan’s Alley Society, to meet the needs of Vancouver’s Black and Indigenous communities.
The residence is named for Black community organizer Nora Hendrix, who helped establish the AME Fountain Chapel at Jackson Avenue and Prior Street, which was an important cultural resource and gathering space for the Hogan’s Alley black community.
Tenants in temporary modular housing live in the units for a designated term until they are matched with permanent housing, while accessing healthcare supports, community programming and pre-employment training. Residents are supported by PHS mental health workers and home support workers. There’s also a meal program, and a community garden with a beehive maintained by Hives for Humanity.