Affordable Housing Support

Numerous subsidies for rental housing are available through the BC Housing website including:

  • SAFER (Shelter Aid for Elderly Renters) - Available to those 60 years and older; helps make rents affordable for BC seniors with low to moderate incomes.
  • Seniors' Rental Housing & Subsidized Housing - Available to those age 55 and older, or a person with disabilities.
  • Seniors Supportive Housing (SSH) - Provides specially modified rental homes primarily to low-income seniors or people with disabilities who need some assistance in order to continue to live independently. Support services include 24-hour response, light housekeeping, meals, and social and recreational activities.

Your first steps:

View the website here or call toll-free: 1-800-257-7756 (604-433-2218 in the Lower Mainland).

Subsidized Assisted Living and Long-Term Care  

Available to those who require some support with daily living or those with complex care needs requiring 24-hour professional care. These subsidies require assessment through a Case Manager.

Your first steps:

Obtain a Case Manager by calling your local Health Authority:

  • Interior Health (Kelowna) - 250-980-1400, ask for Central Intake
  • Island Health (Victoria) - 250-388-2273
  • Vancouver Coastal Health (Vancouver) - 604-263-7377