Residential Housing

Helmcken House- Opened in 1991 and located at 649 Helmcken in Downtown Vancouver this heritage building offers 32 suites of subsidized housing and is the current location of the organization’s head office. Close to other ASO’s and St. Paul’s Hospital,  this location is ideal for its proximately to support services.

Seymour Place & Mole Hill Housing Community- 20 suites at Seymour and 10 at Mole Hill are allocated to applicants on McLaren’s wait list. Referrals are made by the society, and the housing provider at each site conducts the interviews and acts as the landlord.

Howe Street- Opened in the Fall of 2013 Howe Street is located at Howe and Davie in Downtown Vancouver. This supportive housing community provides 110 self-contained bachelor, 1 & 2 bedroom units for individuals and families who are HIV+, may have addiction and substance abuse issues and are homeless or at risk of homelessness. 24/7 staffing are on site and various programs are offered to residents including community meals, money management and support groups. This building will provide a permanent housing solution for many people who have struggled in the past to maintain a place to call home.


“The Howe Street development is a significant expansion and recognition of McLaren Housing Society’s ongoing work in providing safe and affordable housing and support services for individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS.  We are honored to have been selected as a partner in this initiative and have the opportunity to create a community, offer support and improve the quality of life for people living with HIV.  We are most grateful to the Province, City of Vancouver and StreetoHome Foundation for their guidance, leadership and commitment.”

-Darren Kopetsky MHS President Nov 2011

Howe Street Groundbreaking Ceremony