Subsidies and Grants
Burnaby V5H 4V8
Telephone: 604-433-1711 Toll free: 1-800-257-7756
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)
Toll-free 1-800-407-7757 extension 7055
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.TOP 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:
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.TOP
Address: Suite 101-4555 Kingsway
Burnaby, BC V5H 4V8
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.TOP
Address: Suite 101-4555 Kingsway
Burnaby, BC V5H 4V8
The Rental Assistance Program provides eligible low-income, working families with cash assistance to help with their monthly rent payments. Check RAP’s website to see if you are eligible.TOP
Vancouver BC V5R 5H9
Phone: (604) 451-5511
Fax: (604) 451-5651
E-mail: on webpage
How to Apply
– Referral process
Referrals to the Opportunities Fund Program are only received from Case Managers.
About the Opportunities Fund Program
The Opportunities Fund Program is a financial assistance program designed to assist persons with a disability obtain employment through:
– funding for training
– wage subsidy BC Centre for Ability office
– funding for adaptive equipment
– self-employment training