British Columbia

Vancouver hotel to be converted to 65 units for homeless people

The City of Vancouver, the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. and the federal government say the former Days Inn on Kingsway will be ready to house people in November.

Days Inn on Kingsway will be ready to house people in November, according to city, feds and CMHC

The federal government says the program will quickly provide homes for vulnerable people, like those living in Vancouver's Strathcona Park. (Ben Nelms/CBC)

A former hotel on Vancouver's east side has been purchased to create about 65 units to accommodate homeless people.

The City of Vancouver, the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. and the federal government say the former Days Inn on Kingsway will be ready to house people in November.

Ahmed Hussen, the minister of families, children and social development, has also announced a separate $51.5 million plan to create 135 new affordable homes.

Hussen says in a news release that the program will quickly provide homes for vulnerable people to keep them safe.

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