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Olivia Skye

Streetohome partnered with Atira Women’s Resource Society to develop Olivia Skye (41 East Hastings), a 198 unit mixed-income building in the Downtown Eastside. This development has market rentals, rent geared to income units (maximum rent 30% of income), and supportive housing all under one roof. Streetohome’s funding went towards 52 supportive housing units for women-led couples who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

This is an innovative and cost effective supportive housing model that involves public and private partnerships. Support service staffing costs are subsidized by market and rent geared to income units, thereby eliminating the need for operational funding by government. Atira expanded their support service partnership model that involves a network of outside providers supporting tenants in the building. 

Streetohome's commitment to Olivia Skye was $1,040,000, with the Carraresi Foundation generously contributing $640,000, and the MariaMarina Foundation contributing $400,000.

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    March 2018

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Exterior of building

Opening Ribbon Cutting ceremony with former mayor Gregor Robertson
Building rendering with artwork
Exterior side facade in the process of installation
Looking up at the construction cranes

The Carrasresi Foundation

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Carraresi Foundation

“Housing is a basic human need and, once you have it, it can be transformational. You can move forward and start to build a better life”, says Penny Nardelli, Carraresi Foundation.

MariaMarina FOundation

The MariaMarina Foundation was established in 2009 in memory of Maria Holder and her daughter Marina Brewster, the mother and sister of the Foundation’s President Christopher Holder. MariaMarina Foundation’s vision is a world in which all people can live their lives with dignity and are able to exercise their economic, social and cultural rights.
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