Mind the Gap is a Vancouver-based campaign that proposes bold ideas for housing shortages that contribute to street homelessness.
The end goal of the campaign is to immediately increase effective and self-sufficient housing stock in Vancouver for persons who are homeless or in need of adequate housing.
The Mind the Gap video above illustrates examples of how gaps are being filled between the capacity of self-organizing housing systems and the capital requirements of innovative housing opportunities that currently exist in Vancouver hotels, dormitories, and privately owned SROs.
The Aurora Pacific is currently for sale in Vancouver. This ship has 50 units and could house stable persons indefinitely, after being purchased with private funds. Tenant rents would pay for a $500,000 purchase price mortgage, operating costs and moorage fees.
As the first of its kind in Canada, Vancouver's Downtown Community Court has partnered with Anhart Foundation to pioneer the innovative approach that brings together justice, health and social services in one location.
Three profit/non-profit, new construction projects are underway in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. The units in each project are comprised of 80% market condominiums or purpose built rental units and 20% low-income units, assigned to qualified persons at provincial shelter rates.