Heat Shelters

Status: Completed
Streetohome Contribution: $500,000

HEAT shelters provide basic shelter for people who would otherwise be on the street and opportunities for them to transition to more permanent, stable housing options

The low-barrier Homeless Emergency Action Team (HEAT) shelters were announced on December 9, 2008 by Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson to help Vancouver’s homeless citizens during an extremely cold winter. The province of British Columbia, City of Vancouver and Streetohome Foundation each provided funding of $500,000 at the time. There were a total of 5 shelters that were open in the City at the time.