Austin Harris Residence

Contact Information
S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Austin Harris Residence opened in April 2007. It is a 50-unit affordable seniors assisted living developed under the Independent Living BC (ILBC) Program. It is situated on the former Austin Harris Elementary School site at 5411 Moncton Street, Richmond on a lot size of about 88,000 square feet.

Austin Harris Photos

Each unit is a self-contained one-bedroom suite with bathroom, open kitchen and living room, and is suitable for single or double occupancy. Together with other amenities such as common dining room, library/internet, lounge, multi-purpose room, common laundry room, spa room, scooter room and salon, the total usable floor area is about 53,000 square feet on a 2-storey wood-frame building. Outdoor amenity space including a landscaped garden is about 20,000 square feet.

Construction of the residence commenced in March 2006 and is scheduled for completion by the end of April 2007. The Residence expects to receive its first tenants in June 2007. All tenants are referred by Richmond Health Services.

For enquiries about admission, please contact Continuing Care of Richmond Health Services at 604-278-3361.

The Service
Tenants of the residence will receive hospitality and personal care services, such as two meals a day, weekly housekeeping, weekly laundering of linens, social and recreational opportunities, assistance with medications, mobility and personal hygiene, and a 24-hour emergency response system.

The Partnership
This project is a partnership of S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Multi-Level Care Society, Canada Mortgage Housing Corporation (CMHC), British Columbia Housing Management Commission (BCHMC) and Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH). S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Multi-Level Care Society is responsible for developing and managing the residence.

Project Financing
Estimated project cost is $15.5 million. S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Multi-Level Care Society has committed $1 million to the project. CMHC will provide a capital grant of $1.25 million. BCHMC will provide the land which costs $3.4 million and interim financing which will be replaced by a 35 year mortgage upon completion of construction. It will also subsidize subsequent mortgage payments. VCH will provide operating funding. Tenants will pay 70% of their after-tax income.

Donations and Naming Opportunities
S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Multi-Level Care Society has committed $1 million to this project. This fund needs to be raised from the community.

To recognize donations to the project, naming opportunities are available as follows:

Donation AmountNaming Opportunities
$200,000 or aboveLandscaped Garden
$150,000 or aboveDining Hall
$100,000 or aboveLounge/Main Lobby/Conference Room/Multi-Purpose Room/Roof Terrace
$80,000 or aboveEntrance Vestibule/Seating Area
$50,000 or aboveFamily Dining Room/TV Room/Library/Hair Dressing Room/Health & Podiatry Room/Elevator
$5,000 or aboveGarden benches

For enquiries, please contact S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation at 604-408-7228.

pdf Austin Harris Brochure

pdf Assisted Living Information