Creating privately developed affordable housing across Canada
Our history of providing housing began in 2000, when a small group of philanthropists bought and renovated two SROs in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, the Jubilee Rooms and the Dodson Hotel. Over the following years, we did capital repairs on these buildings and took on operational contracts with other private building owners. We also purchased units in new buildings in the Downtown Eastside from two developers, to operate as affordable rental housing.
In 2013, the Jubilee and the Dodson were gifted to us by the original group of social impact investors. The board of Anhart Community Housing decided to sell the Jubilee, a century-old building requiring extensive capital upgrades, in 2017. With approximately $10 million in equity, Anhart began an ambitious plan to build 20,000 units of affordable housing across Canada by 2030.
This portfolio shows our existing housing and our projects in development.
The Dodson Hotel is home to 70 people in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, a neighbourhood known for high overdose rates, poverty and serious mental and physical illness.
Anhart purchased nine studio suites in this rental building through a partnership with FDG Property Management Ltd., and tenants moved in early 2019.
Anhart owns five studio suites in this four-story strata building in Vancouver’s Railtown neighbourhood, purchased through a partnership with developer Jeremy Waldman.
Anhart has submitted a development application to the City of Vancouver for a 70-unit building of microsuites on this vacant lot in the Downtown Eastside.
The Ryder is a 40-unit building currently under construction with an expected completion in the spring of 2020.
We are currently exploring ideas for this property and possibilities include a mixture of workforce rental and affordable home ownership.
Anhart purchased this four-acre site in 2018, and is currently exploring plans for development of two buildings with a total of 76 units.