YWCA Housing Communities
Without a stable place to live, it's hard to move forward in life. YWCA Metro Vancouver provides safe, affordable housing options—from short-term hotel stays to longer-term housing for single mothers and their children.
Vancouver is now identified as Canada’s least affordable city for housing. With limited rental stock suitable for families—and virtually no new rental construction—the need for affordable family housing has never been greater. This problem is particularly acute for single moms.
At the YWCA, we are seeing lengthy waiting lists and longer crisis stays at the YWCA Hotel. New investment in social housing has been geared primarily to assisted living for seniors and to people living with addictions and mental illnesses. While these are worthy initiatives, they do not address the challenges faced by single moms and their children. We will work to build understanding of the importance of housing to creating a healthy society and supporting the autonomy and independence of women.