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Affordable Housing Vancouver

Are you or someone you know looking for affordable housing? HelpSeeker is your services network of all the affordable housing resources and other housing services available in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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Housing Services

If you or someone you know needs support to access a safe, affordable place to live in the City of Vancouver and Vancouver area, there are many different emergency and affordable housing options available. Whether you are looking for an emergency, short-term, or long-term housing solution, HelpSeeker makes it quick and easy to find the help you need. It’s free, anonymous, and accessible in 23 languages.


Drop-in shelters and homeless shelters provide a temporary place to stay overnight.

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RainCity Housing and Support Society - Triage Shelter

Triage is the only 24-hour resource in the surrounding 3 block radius where women in particular can come inside and feel safe on a drop-in basis. There are 28 private one-bedroom rooms, each with a lock on the door, a window, a bed, a lamp, a night stand, and a secure wardrobe…

Wish Drop-In Centre

In the face of this trauma, WISH offers a range of services to support women who are often denied both their basic needs as well as a sense of dignity and self-worth. We host a nightly Drop-In Centre open 365 days per year, providing a safe place to rest, have a hot meal, shower and connect with community….

Emergency Housing

For those who are experiencing domestic abuse or violence, emergency housing programs offer temporary support with housing needs and other services.

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Vancouver Rape Relief & Women’s Shelter

Operates a shelter for women and children trying to prevent or escape male violence…
Hollyburn family services society

Hollyburn - North Shore Youth Safe House

North Shore Youth Safe House (NSYSH) provides short-term emergency housing and support services for youth who are homeless, or live in unsafe and dangerous situations…

Supportive Housing

These housing programs offer housing for seniors, people with disabilities, or others who need a bit extra help and support services for their daily living.

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United Seniors Housing Society

The society owns and manages a low income, government-subsidized housing complex for low-income seniors under a non-profit operating agreement with BC Housing Management Commission…
Greater Vancouver community services society

Greater Vancouver Community Services Society - Community Living

Since 1988 GVCSS has offered specialized care and supervision for individuals with profound physical and developmental disabilities through the operation of six group homes in the Lower Mainland/ Metro Vancouver…

Transitional Housing

Programs that offer temporary, supportive housing for those transitioning from homelessness to living independently in a permanent home.

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Lookout - North Shore Housing Centre

Offering 25 bachelor suites in North Vancouver. Tenants in transitional housing require additional supports before moving towards independent housing. TSWs work with each tenant to develop case plans that address tenant needs…
Hollyburn family services society

Hollyburn - Life Success Transition Housing

The Life Success Program provides transitional housing and support to help homeless young adults, ages 18 to 24, acquire the financial, life and social skills needed to live independently…

Low-Income Housing

Housing programs that support and address Vancouver’s housing policy to reduce the housing affordability gap. The programs offer non-market/ public housing or subsidized market housing for low- to moderate-income individuals and families or rent that is geared towards your household income.

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Tikva Housing Society

Affordable below-market housing development and management for low income families and individuals in BC. Provision of rent subsidies to low income families and individuals to allow them to acquire affordable private market housing…

Community Land Trust

CHF BC is a housing corporation that has worked to create land trusts over three decades with a consistent mission: to support, preserve and expand co-operative housing and non-profit housing now and for the future. The Community Land Trust focuses on co-op housing projects for low- and moderate-income households, serving as the real estate development arm of CHF BC…

Housing Support

Other resources and subsidy programs that can help you with housing/ real estate issues.

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SVNH - Workshop: Affordable and Subsidized Housing in BC

Participants learn about affordable and subsidized housing programs in BC, rights and responsibilities of renters and landlords…

BC Housing - The Rental Assistance Program (RAP)

BC Housing manages public housing in B.C., and maintains the housing registry, a subsidized housing listing and application service. BC Housing works in partnership with the private and non-profit sectors, provincial government, other levels of government and community groups to develop a range of housing options. This program provides eligible low-income, working families with cash assistance to help with their monthly rent payments for their rental homes and improves housing affordability. The housing income limit (HIL) is $35,000…

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HelpSeeker connects who are looking for help with local, provincial, and Canada-wide organizations that offer housing support. From non-profit organizations to government organizations and private rental housing with a rent subsidy, Canadians can search our database to find affordable housing units, low-income rental units, shelters and other housing supports – filtered to match your needs.

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