Visions Journal, 2019, 14 (4), p. 40
BC Housing administers subsidized housing in BC, including shelters and homeless outreach, supportive housing, social housing, and rent subsidies for people who rent in the private market. Visit www.bchousing.org/housing-assistance for an overview of housing services, eligibility requirements, and application information.
TRAC: Tenant Resource & Advisory Centre
Find resources for tenants, including the Tenant Survival Guide, Renting It Right program, and template letters. Call the Tenant Infoline at 604-255-0546 or 1-800-665-1185 for more information about renting in BC. The Tenant Infoline is available from 1.00pm – 5.00pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and from 5.30pm – 8.30pm on Wednesdays.
Vancouver Tenants Union
The Vancouver Tenants Union (with a branch for New Westminster) represents tenants and supports action for fair and just housing for all. Find resources like the Eviction Self-Defence Workbook, Renter’s Rights posters, organizing guides, and a list of tenancy advocates around the Lower Mainland.
Government of BC: Housing and Tenancies
Information about home ownership, strata housing, rental housing (including the Residental Tenancy Branch), and affordable and social housing.
Pacific Housing Research Network
Pacific Housing Research Network brings together researchers in communities and researchers at BC universities. Find the BC Research Repository to explore innovative housing solutions and approaches, and learn more about housing in BC.
Learn more about innovative housing approaches
Cohousing: Canadian Cohousing Network at www.cohousing.ca
Small housing, including tiny homes: Small Housing BC at www.smallhousingbc.org
Collective housing: Collective Housing Society at collectivehousing.weebly.com
Intergenerational housing: find promising practices and strategies in the US-based report Intergenerational Programming in Senior Housing: From Promise to Practice at cnpea.ca/images/intergenerational_programming_in_senior_housing_final.pdf