First United Wins Unanimous Support of The Heritage Commission

Special Needs

Community Ministry Society and Lu’ma Native Housing Society’s redevelopment has won the unanimous support of the Heritage Commission!

This project is an important opportunity for Non‑Indigenous Peoples to move forward toward reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples. The proposed new building will honour the Indigenous and spiritual roots of the land it occupies, and celebrate local Indigenous culture and history.

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 social housing studios and one-bedroom homes, with laundry and amenities