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Redevelopment of 320 East Hastings

Committed to Community

For many years First United consulted with people in the Downtown Eastside to learn more about the community’s needs, interests and priorities. We asked you to help us plan for redeveloping our property and expanding the building to include much-needed housing.

We listened.

First United Church Community Ministry Society and Lu’ma Native Housing Society are working together to address the critical housing, health and social justice needs in the Downtown Eastside.

Currently in the planning stage, First United’s new building will be a place where people can connect, find their strength and build a better future.

The proposed project includes:

  • Two drop-in spaces, a large dining room, a legal advocacy clinic, a commercial kitchen, multipurpose spaces, public showers, a day sleeping room, a chapel and sacred spaces, outdoor decks, computer lab, and administrative offices, developed following consultation with Downtown Eastside residents
  • 105 non-market studio and one-bedroom homes, with laundry and amenities

Moving toward reconciliation, healing and a better future.

This project is an important opportunity for Non-Indigenous Peoples to move forward toward reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples.

Redevelopment Project Contact: redevelopment@firstunited.ca