BC Housing supports more than 100 transition houses and safe homes for women — with or without children — who are at risk of violence, or who have experienced violence. The programs provide women and children with a temporary place to stay, support services, referrals and assistance in planning next steps.
The following list provides the locations of assisted living residences that were built through and receive funding from the Independent Living BC program.
Admissions are the responsibility of the health authority.
The Homeless Prevention Program is an initiative aimed at providing individuals in identified at-risk groups facing homelessness with portable rent supplements and support services to help them access rental housing in the private (non-subsidized) housing market.
The following off-reserve Indigenous Housing Providers housing is available to households and individuals with Indigenous Housing Providers ancestry, including status and non-status Indians, Métis and Inuit.
Senior Services Society produced The Seniors Housing Directory of BC to help you on your housing search by generating a list of seniors housing buildings based on two criteria that you select: area and type of housing. Offers useful definitions for the various types available to seniors: ASSISTED LIVING - PRIVATE (apply directly to facility) ASSISTED LIVING - PUBLIC (apply through health authority) CO-OPERATIVE HOUSING; RESIDENTIAL CARE & HOSPICES - PRIVATE (apply directly to facility); RESIDENTIAL CARE & HOSPICES - PUBLIC (apply through health authority); SINGLE ROOM OCCUPANCY (SRO); SUBSIDIZED HOUSING; SUPPORTIVE HOUSING - RETIREMENT HOMES
The Seniors’ Supportive Housing Program provides housing and support services to older adults, seniors and people with disabilities. The Program assists low-income British Columbians who are 55 years of age or older, and people of any age who have a disability or diminished ability. The Program’s modified apartment units are designed for people who can live independently with some assistance, but who are not eligible for assisted living or a greater level of care.
The Shelter Aid for Elderly Renters (SAFER) program helps make rents affordable for BC seniors with low to moderate incomes. SAFER provides monthly cash payments to subsidize rents for eligible BC residents who are age 60 or over and who pay rent for their homes.
Subsidized housing is long-term housing for people who permanently reside in British Columbia. Rental fees are calculated on a rent geared to income basis (30% of household total gross income, subject to minimum rent based on # of people).You may be eligible for subsidized housing if you can live independently and meet the household, residency, income and assets criteria.
Supportive housing is subsidized housing with on-site supports. If you're applying to supportive housing, you may require supports related to mental health and/or substance use and/or other challenges that may put you at higher risk of homelessness.Non-profit housing providers operate supportive units that are a mix of single-room-occupancy (SRO) hotels and self-contained units. While the majority are in Metro Vancouver, there is supportive housing in other regions of B.C.
Building on City-owned land, VAHA liaises with investment, development, and community partners to create below-market housing options. Using innovative building techniques and unique partnerships, VAHA is focused on building high quality rental housing for individuals and families on moderate incomes across Vancouver.
Our mandate is to deliver 2,500 new affordable housing units by 2021.
Video-based course guides BC residents through the rental process, in preparation for submitting a strong rental application. Course participants who pass the final exam will earn a certificate to present to landlords.
The Home Renovation Tax Credit for Seniors and Persons with Disabilities assists eligible individuals 65 and over and persons with disabilities with the cost of certain permanent home renovations to improve accessibility or be more functional or mobile at home.
"The monthly Housing Now Tables report for Vancouver and Abbotsford-Mission provides a summary of housing statistics, including starts, completions, dwellings under construction, absorptions, real estate sales and home prices, as well as key economic indicators."