The Key to Home campaign was created by Community Living BC (CLBC) and Inclusion BC and follows through on the 2018 Inclusive Taskforce plan to increase access to inclusive housing.

 

The Kettle Advocacy Service provides mental health consumers with information, support and representation to resolve income, housing and some family law problems. Advocacy Services staff assist individuals to access necessary income supports, disability benefits, debt relief programs and mental health supports and provide information and representation to individuals on residential tenancy and child protection matters. Other Kettle programs include a Mental Health Drop-In Centre, Housing Assistance, On-site Health Clinic, and Outreach Services. Service is on a Drop-In basis – no appointment is necessary.

 

Transition Houses provide:  Emotional support and crisis intervention  Safe, temporary shelter with 24/7 staffing  Help in accessing housing, child care, schooling, parenting support and financial, medical and legal assistance.  Safe Homes are located in small, remote areas and provide shorter-stay support and crisis intervention.   Second Stage Housing provides longer-term housing following a stay in a Transition House or Safe Home.

 

Lookout Housing and Health Society is a non-profit charitable organization established in 1971. We offer a range of programs, housing and health solutions to vulnerable adults living with multiple challenges.

 

There are two programs available to seniors and people with disabilities who need support to continue living independently. Seniors Supportive Housing provides housing for those individuals who need some assistance, while Assisted Living is for individuals who require more assistance, but not 24-hour institutional care.

 

The Rental Assistance Program provides eligible low-income, working families with cash assistance to help with their monthly rent payments.  To qualify, families must have a gross household income of $35,000 or less, have at least one dependent child, and have been employed at some point over the last year.

 

In collaboration with BC Housing and City of Vancouver respectively, we are the … of homelessness and those with disabilities who struggle to make ends meet .

 

TRAC’s purpose is to promote the legal protection of residential tenants across British Columbia by providing information, education, support and research on residential tenancy matters.

Placing your rental listing ad on Rent BC also distributes your listing across the Rent Hello Rental Network at no extra charge.

 

When a natural disaster strikes, survival is often the first priority for many people, and rightly so. High winds, floodwaters, and wildfires are all incredibly dangerous for those stuck in their wrath. However, the dangers that these natural disasters present don’t always end when the storm moves on, the waters calm, or the last smouldering ember is snuffed out.

It’s important to understand what you should do in the event of a natural disaster, but it’s equally important to understand what you should do when you return home after a natural disaster. These events can sometimes leave lasting threats in or around your home, and knowing what you might encounter and how to respond to it is a necessity for anyone who is recovering from a natural disaster.

 

Since 2019, BC Rent Bank has been working to:

  • Support the funding of existing rent banks;
  • Provide support and seed funding for the establishment of new rent banks in BC; and,
  • Create the infrastructure necessary to support a potential future province-wide rent bank system or service.

Regardless of where you live in the province, you can access a rent bank and its support services to help stabilize your rental housing during unanticipated short-term financial challenges.

BC Rent Bank does not work directly with tenants or administer loans. We understand that communities across the province are unique and that’s the reason we partner with community-based agencies or local non-profit organizations to deliver services and operate local rent banks in the communities where they are already embedded.

Each rent bank provides financial and support services to tenants in specific regions of the province. All financial assistance is paid directly to the landlord or utility company by the local rent bank.

 

LandlordBC is the industry leader for the residential rental housing industry in British Columbia. It is our mission to support you and your rental housing business. Whether you have one unit or hundreds of rentals, LandlordBC prides itself on professionalizing the rental housing industry through education, support, and most importantly, government advocacy.

 

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) is Canada’s national housing agency. Find out more about CMHC’s history, its mandate, its accomplishments and its objectives

 

Whatever your background, Compass Co housing welcomes you

 

Law for Non-Profits by Pacific Legal Education and Outreach Society (PLEO).

Legal Help Guides for Non-Profits

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