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Vancouver approves $1M to upgrade Safe Stay Communities

City council OKs money for mobile hygiene, office and modular units at sites

By Carlos Fuentes, Columbian staff writer
Published: June 7, 2023, 5:26pm
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The city of Vancouver is investing more than $1 million into its Safe Stay communities to help people experiencing homelessness find temporary housing.

On Monday, the Vancouver City Council approved $389,600 for the city to rent mobile hygiene units and $629,014 to purchase additional office and modular units. The money will be distributed between the second Safe Stay community, known as Hope Village; a third site in development in downtown Vancouver; a fourth proposed site; and a fifth that is budgeted.

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Columbian staff writer