Targeting mixed market and low-income housing rates to address Vancouver's extreme lack of affordable housing.
Restarted and ended it in 2007/08, another 5 years before BC's Atira project.
My Discovery: In Canada, social enterprises are often in danger of becoming political enterprises, controlled by a local political class that takes control for personal political advancement: Projects get stuck in political time, entrepreneurs need political approval to move forward, the project starts serving bureaucratic turf needs, and that takes precedence over addressing the social problem with new solutions. A solved problem cannot be milked.
The Lesson: To change the world quickly and positively, bring great products and services to your customers with private citizen-run enterprise and enterprising non-profits that are completely apolitical.