1954 Little Mountain Public Housing Project

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Vancouver's first public housing project was the outcome of over ten years of political activism of labour groups, academics, women's groups and veterans. It had national significance in galvanizing support for the idea of public housing, established a model for federal an provincial funding and signaled a commitment to subsidized housing as part of provincial social programs.


Little Mountain was Vancouver's first public housing project and provided subsidized rental housing for low and moderate-income families and seniors.
It was one of the first public housing projects built under Canada's new national housing program Little Mountain provided subsidized rental housing from 1954 until its current redevelopment, and will continue to provide public housing once the property is redeveloped.
It set a precedent for how Federal-Provincial funding for public housing would operate and illustrates the importance of all three levels of government coming together to provide public housing for those who need it.