HYAD Place is a housing development for young adults with developmental disabilities in North Vancouver. The four-story building provides 14 residential apartments for young adults with developmental disabilities and two apartments for the onsite property manager and outreach worker. Residents also share a common lounge and communal kitchen.
Funding for HYAD Place came from several sources:
- The B.C. Government provided approximately $5.1 million.
- The North Vancouver School District No. 44 provided the land valued at over $1.1 million.
- The HYAD Society provided $166,000 in equity.
HYAD Place allows its residents to remain in their familiar community while keeping strong personal networks in place. They live independently in their own apartments but also live collectively, as the project features amenity space and a kitchen for preparing common meals.
The life skills worker helps residents to plan and develop group activities and programs that enhance practical, co-operative and safety skills. The on-site property manager is available for security and to respond to emergencies.
HYAD Place provides a housing option that is stable, affordable, and accessible. It furthers community inclusion and facilitates connections with services. By incorporating supports for young adults with developmental disabilities, this housing model enhances safety and aids in life transitions and independence.