Vancouver council approves $1 million for 100 supportive-housing units at Bosman Hotel (St. Paul's Hospital)

Vancouver city council has approved a $1-million grant for interim below-market housing and support services at the Bosman Hotel at 1060 Howe Street.

The NPA’s George Affleck was the only councillor to vote against the motion. He argued there should have been more consultation about the proposal. NPA councillor Elizabeth Ball was absent for the vote.

The Bosman consists of 100 rooms. According to the reportapproved by council, 24 of those units will rent at $600, 30 at $575, another 30 at $475, 10 at $375, and six rooms will be used by St. Paul’s Hospital, which is located just two blocks away.

Travis Lupick reports

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