Atira Oneesan Container Housing

Status: Completed
Opened: Fall 2013
Streetohome Contribution: $240,000
Address: 502 Alexander Street
Operator: Atira
Contact: Call 604-800-8882 or email [email protected]

Streetohome Foundation provided $240,000 towards Atira’s Container Housing, an innovative housing program for women who are who are homeless, at risk of homelessness, or living in unsafe/precarious housing.

The building consists of 12 self-contained dwelling units created from re-purposed shipping containers, in two- three storey buildings. The housing units were partially constructed off-site and then installed and completed in the lot adjacent to a heritage building at 120 Jackson, also owned and managed by Atira. Residents of this housing are older women who are providing mentorship to the young women living next door at Imouto House as a part of Atira’s Intergenerational Mentorship Program.

This concept may have the potential to become a landmark affordable housing solution.

The development was unveiled on August 1, 2013 and tenants began moving in September 1, 2013.