1131 Franklin Street, Vancouver B.C. • 604-620-5327 • Total units: 39
Services & Support
Double staffed with PHS mental health workers, on-site housing manager, home support worker, meal program, peer employment, community garden and apiary
Chartrand Place is a 39-unit temporary modular housing building, with seven homes that are wheelchair accessible. It is located at 1131 Franklin Street in Vancouver, B.C. Services and supports for residents include four mental health workers available 24 hours a day, seven days a week; a full-time on-site manager; two home support workers available Monday through Friday; and a meal program.
We also offer multiple peer employment opportunities for residents at Chartrand Place. There will be a community garden, peer led community clean-up team, and a community apiary through Hives for Humanity.
In September 2017, the B.C. government committed $66 million towards the development of 600 new units of temporary modular housing in Vancouver, which will allow the City and the Province to address the immediate and urgent needs of homeless residents in Vancouver while more permanent housing is being created. In partnership with Horizon North and Boni Maddison Architects, PHS opened two of six temporary modular homes (TMH) in Vancouver in 2018.
Chartrand Place Story
This building is named after Michel Chartrand, who lived at the original Portland Hotel. We named this building after Michel because his story is a tale of hope and resilience we see every day in the Downtown Eastside. He was diagnosed with HIV early in the AIDS epidemic, and yet, despite his diagnosis, he lived longer than expected at the time, thanks in part to the embedded services in our continuum of care at the Portland. He passed away from AIDS-related complications in 2003, but his memory is a testament to the full life a person can have when provided with safe, stable housing and a sense of community.