Affordable and accessible housing is paramount to personal safety and wellbeing. Below is a compilation of shelters, transitional housing units, single room occupancies and long-term rental units, as well as financial aids for renters and how to apply to housing registries.
Emergency shelters are temporary but immediate places to stay for individuals without housing or who are at risk of homelessness.
Transitional Housing / SRO's
Transitional housing programs provide subsidized units to low-income individuals who require additional supports related to mental health, substance use and/or other challenges that can make it difficult to maintain housing.
Long-term housing options are affordable or subsidized rental units. Some offer tenant support, such as on-site social workers and nurses, and others require the tenant to live independently.
Safe, secure, and affordable housing for Indigenous peoples, includes both short-term and long-term accommodations.
Applications and Funding Aids
Information on funding aids for renters, as well as how to register to the BC Housing Registry and other housing co-ops.