Shelter Aid for Elderly Renters (SAFER): Lower income seniors renting in the private market may be eligible for a rent supplement through SAFER.
The application form will require supporting documents:
Aboriginal Patient's Lodge
Lu'ma Native Housing Society
The Aboriginal Patients’ Lodge is the first of its kind in BC! We serve over 400 guests per year coming to Vancouver from communities across the province for surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, pregnancy, transplant operation, diagnostic tests, and appointments. Our patient guests range in age from infants to elders. Our Lodge is the top choice for long term patients who need to cook for their special diet and heal during treatment.
Home Adaptations for Independence is a grant program for people with diminished physical abilities. It helps low-income households pay for modifications to their home. If you qualify, you could receive up to $20,000 in financial assistance. We review applications on a first-come, first-served basis until the the government funding for the year is gone.
Many past recipients have been older adults and seniors, but the funding is available to help people of any age, including families with children.
Check to see if you're eligible.
Download the application form
Independent Living BC
Independent Living BC (ILBC) is a subsidized, assisted-living program that provides housing with support services to seniors and people with disabilities.
If you qualify, you could live in your own unit in an assisted living residence. The residences are located in communities across B.C. Each residence has private units, shared dining and social areas, housekeeping services, personal care services and emergency response.
Independent Living BC is a partnership between BC Housing, provincial health authorities, the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), and non-profit and private-market housing providers. The program’s assisted living units provide a middle option between home care and residential care, so individuals can continue to live independently.
The Seniors’ Supportive Housing Program 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. See 2. Eligibility for details.
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 care.