Members of a Vancouver housing co-op say an inadvertent error may have led hundreds of people to line up to view a two-bedroom suite.
But co-op representatives also suggested that the extreme interest is an indication of the need for more affordable rental housing.
“There’s a terrible housing crunch out there,” said Erin Gilchrist, president of the Heritage Housing Co-op on W. 8th Avenue at Heather Street.
About 200 people attended an orientation meeting — similar to an open house — Wednesday night to view the co-op’s unit.
Co-ops are non-profit housing ventures where members pay a share and are considered equal owners.
They share in maintenance costs and responsibilities which, combined, help to keep housing costs down.
The charges for Heritage Housing’s 900 square-foot unit are $1,220 per month, but could rise depending on a family’s income.
Many online were shocked by images of the long lines of people trying to view it.