Repairs

BC Housing

#601–4555 Kingsway
Burnaby V5H 4V8
Telephone: 604-433-1711
Toll free: 1-800-257-7756
Fax: 604-439-4722
Website: www.bchousing.org/

BC Housing develops, manages and administers a wide range of subsidized housing options across the province. We partner with public and private housing providers, other levels of government and community agencies to create the best system of housing and supports for those in greatest need.

Home Adaptations for Independence (HAFI)
Telephone: 604-646-7055
Toll-free 1-800-407-7757 extension 7055
Email hafi@bchousing.org

The Home Adaptations for Independence (HAFI) program provides financial assistance to help eligible low-income seniors and people with disabilities in British Columbia to continue to live in the comfort of their home.
As your physical needs change, so too does the need to modify your home environment. Adapting a home improves accessibility and promotes safe and independent living.
Even small home adaptations can make a big difference in the lives of people who wish to remain in their homes longer.
If you or a member of your family is having difficulty performing day-to-day activities independently and safely – the HAFI program may be able to help.

The Rental Assistance Program (RAP) provides eligible low-income, working families with cash assistance to help with their monthly rent payments in the private market The program provides rent assistance to working families with a gross household income of $35,000 or less and at least one dependent child.

Subsidized Housing: 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.

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.

Seniors’ Supportive Housing:  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 car. non-profit partners operate these subsidized housing buildings. In general, they are multi-unit apartment buildings with private units. In each building, the operator has adapted some suites and common areas to include accessible features like handrails, grab bars and lever door handles. The buildings also have services that include hot meals, housekeeping, laundry, social activities and emergency response systems. Each building varies in style, size and amenities. BC Housing and our partners subsidize the cost of housing and services, but we will ask that you pay a portion of the monthly rent. Your payment could come from savings, a disability pension, old age security pension or a form of social assistance.

Supportive Housing Registration Service:  Long-term supportive housing Homeless / at risk of homelessness, require support services to achieve successful tenancies

Assisted Living:  Housing with supports, middle option between home care and residential care Admissions are the responsibility of local health authority. To learn more about assisted living opportunities in your community, contact your local health authority for assessment.

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Home Improvement Assistance Programs

Phone: Vancouver – 604 660-2421
Device for the Deaf (TDD) Vancouver – 604 775-0303
Website: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/family-social-supports/seniors/housing/home-improvement-assistance-programs

The Home Improvement Assistance Programs are funded by the Government of British Columba, and help seniors make their homes safer, more accessible, and more energy efficient. Services include:

Home Adaptations For Independence (HAFI)
BC Seniors’ Home Renovation Tax Credit
Residential Rehabilitation Assistance Program On-Reserve
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation Green Home Program

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Residential Rehabilitation Assistance Program On-Reserve

Website: http://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/en/ab/hoprfias/hoprfias_007.cfm

Residential Rehabilitation Assistance Program On-Reserve offers financial assistance to Band Councils and Band members to repair substandard homes to a minimum level of health and safety and to improve the accessibility of housing for people with disabilities.

Band Councils or individual homeowners who require repairs to their homes may be eligible to apply. Households who have a limited income, may be eligible to receive funding if their house lacks basic facilities or is in need of major repair in one or more of the following categories:

•Structural
•Electrical
•Plumbing
•Heating or
•Fire safety

Assistance may also be available to address a problem with overcrowding. Work carried out prior to approval is not eligible. Dwellings must be a minimum of five years old.

Contact your Band Council for more information.

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Home Adaptations for Independence (HAFI)

Telephone; 604-646-7055 
toll-free 1-800-407-7757 extension 7055
Website: http://www.bchousing.org/Options/Home_Renovations

The Home Adaptations for Independence (HAFI) program provides financial assistance to help eligible low-income seniors and people with disabilities in British Columbia to continue to live in the comfort of their home.
As your physical needs change, so too does the need to modify your home environment. Adapting a home improves accessibility and promotes safe and independent living.
Even small home adaptations can make a big difference in the lives of people who wish to remain in their homes longer
If you or a member of your family is having difficulty performing day-to-day activities independently and safely – the HAFI program may be able to help.

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Better at Home

North Shore Community Resource Society
2nd floor, Capilano Mall
Phone: 604-985-7138

Better at Home provides four services: light housekeeping, transportation (done by volunteers who use their own vehicles), assisted grocery shopping, and light yard work/gardening.
The program is open to all seniors. Some services are by donation, and some are on a sliding scale. Call to find out more.

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