Budzey Building

RainCity Housing and Support Society
220 Princess Avenue, Vancouver
New Construction; high-rise; LEED;


This 10 story building is named for the late Lorna Budzey, a longtime Downtown Eastside resident who lived in Raincity's first shelter and who continually challenged the Society to be inclusive and welcoming to all.  One of the City of Vancouver sites built to address homelessness, the Budzey Building has a total of 147 units: 106 studio apartments for single women and 41 one, two and three bedroom apartments for women-led families.  The women and families living in the building are given opportunities to make connections with a comprehensive range of services and navigate the change from previous housing situations or homelessness into stable, supported, permanent housing.  The main floor level commercial units are owned and leased by the City of Vancouver.  The Budzey Building is targeting LEED Gold certification.

Budzey Building was named the 2016 SAB (Sustainable Architecture and Building) Magazine National Award Winner!