Everyone Needs a Safe Place to Live

The Bloom Group’s continuum of housing meets a diverse range of needs in the community. In addition to mental health and supportive housing, we provide 24/7 affordable housing services to 367 people on fixed or low-incomes and at risk of homelessness.
127 of these residents live in the Downtown Eastside.

The View (250 Powell Street)

The View opened in the fall of 2015 after the building was transformed from a former remand centre into 96 new units of affordable housing in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. The project was a collaborative effort between The Bloom Group, ACCESS-BladeRunners, and all three levels of government: the Province of B.C. and BC Housing, the Government of Canada and the City of Vancouver.

*Important Update re: housing applications*

Please note, due to a high volume of pending applications, as of October 1st, 2023, we will no longer be accepting housing applications for The View and Somerville Place.

Over the years, we have been privileged to serve our community by providing housing solutions to many individuals and families. However, due to a lack of housing stock we have made the difficult decision to suspend housing applications indefinitely.

We understand that this may come as a disappointment to those who were planning to apply for housing with us, and we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We recommend exploring alternative housing options in the area, and we would be happy to provide any assistance or guidance in finding suitable alternatives.

For any questions or concerns related to this update, please feel free to reach out to our Affordable Housing Coordinator for The View and Somerville Place Jason Jang at jjang@thebloomgroup.org

Our team will be available to aid and address any inquiries you may have.

Thank you for your understanding, and we appreciate your continued support. We will keep you updated on any future developments regarding our housing application process.

Amenities space for rental:

The View features an expansive amenities room on the main floor, available for rent by the community. To inquire, please email Jason Jang at jjang@thebloomgroup.org


Jason Jang, Coordinator at The View

Nicholson Tower

Located in Vancouver’s West End, Nicholson Tower is a 20 story high rise that is home to approximately 240 low to moderate income households. The Bloom Group is committed to maintaining Nicholson Tower as affordable housing for seniors age 55 and older. Residents must be able to live independently and be committed to the community aspects of the facility, which includes shared amenity spaces.

How to apply:

To help us assist you as quickly as possible, please create a BC Housing Registry account and submit an application for housing, indicating Nicholson Tower as one of your housing choices. Once you have done this, or if you already have an active account, please fill out this form and submit it to jfarrell@thebloomgroup.org. Don’t forget to include your application number so that our building coordinators are able to find it!

Due to the large number of applications we receive each month, please be aware that vacancies will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis and that you will only be notified if one is available for you.

If you have any questions about Nicholson Tower or how to apply, please contact Jason Farrell at jfarrell@thebloomgroup.org


1115 Nelson St. Vancouver, V6E 1J4


Jason Farrell, Coordinator at Nicholson Tower
604.558.5941 – Fax: 604.688.7034


Somerville Place

Somerville Place provides affordable housing for 31 individuals on fixed and/or low incomes in studio apartments in the Downtown Eastside. At Somerville Place, fully independent residents live in a clean and safe home that they might not otherwise have access to. Fixed-rate rents are based on BC Housing “Homeless At Risk” guidelines.


377 Powell St. Vancouver, BC V6A1G5


Jason Jang, Coordinator


250 Powell, Nicholson Tower, and Somerville Place do not currently have parking that can accommodate individuals with a disability. Please contact Handydart if you require transportation assistance.