New homes for members of the Trans, Gender Diverse, and Two Spirit community to open in Vancouver


Ross-Aoki Household provides an essential prospect to develop equitable housing that prioritizes underserved communities who experience limitations to accessing harmless, affordable, and culturally acceptable housing.

Celine Mauboules, Controlling Director of Homelessness Solutions and Economical Housing Packages

February 18 2021 –

A 24-place solitary room occupancy (SRO) lodge, which will present homes for Trans, Gender Numerous, and Two Spirit (TGD2S) inhabitants who are overrepresented among the people encountering homelessness, is set to start accepting residents.

Ross-Aoki Residence, which we purchased making use of income from the Vacant Residences Tax, will welcome tenants from the TGD2S neighborhood who often facial area obstacles accessing safe, suitable, and culturally ideal housing. 

Talking about the task, Celine Mauboules, Taking care of Director of Homelessness Solutions and Economical Housing Plans, states: “Ross-Aoki Residence provides an significant opportunity to generate equitable housing that prioritizes underserved communities who confront barriers to accessing harmless, reasonably priced, and culturally proper housing. We glance ahead to doing the job with the community local community and TGD2S teams to make sure that this tactic to housing allows persons to go from surviving to flourishing in their new homes.”

We have appointed Atira as the operator of the new setting up, located at 313 Alexander St. 

Collaborating to make sure the requires of the local community are met

“Atira is eager to begin operations at Ross-Aoki Household, the very first housing plan geared in the direction of 2SLGBTQ+ and/or gender numerous adults in BC,” suggests Aaron Munro, a Director with Atira. “We are thrilled to be functioning with users of this new local community at Ross-Aoki Residence to build safer, culturally educated and gender affirming housing and supports and we are thrilled to share learnings from this challenge throughout our company and with our companions and colleagues who we know share our target of growing security for 2SLGBTQ+ and/or gender assorted individuals within the supportive housing sector.”  

Karina Zeidler, MD, CCFP states, “As a doctor who serves many Trans and Gender Varied persons I’m excited to learn about the new Atira housing job. Trans people deal with systemic discrimination and oppression, primary to amplified charges of poverty and homelessness. Obtain to steady housing enhances overall health results and minimizes limitations for people seeking gender-affirming healthcare and surgical interventions.”

In addition to prioritizing Trans, Gender Diverse, and Two Spirit (TGD2S) citizens, the Metropolis and Atira are exploring new strategies that housing and service providers can collaborate to ensure that the requirements of this neighborhood are heard and achieved. 

How to utilize

Individuals who are fascinated in residing in the residence can use through transhousing@atira.ca. Current tenants that are at present residing at Ross-Aoki Household are equipped to continue being in their households. Tenants who want to shift would be presented option housing.  



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