Housing Resources in BC

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These resources can assist people with disabilities with securing accessible housing.

The Homeless Hub and the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness

The Canadian Observatory on Homelessness is the largest national research institute devoted to homelessness in Canada. The COH is the steward of the Homeless Hub.

Accessibility Canada

Accessibility Services Canada is a training and development organization that helps non-profits and businesses in Canada to understand and comply with provincial accessibility legislations. 

Housing Central Conference

Canada’s premier affordable housing event draws more than 1,200 delegates each year for three days of inspiring keynotes, learning from the sector’s thought leaders and networking with housing professionals.

Port Alberni Association for Community Living

PAACL has a long and highly respected reputation in the community for advocacy and service to people with developmental disabilities and their families. Their history reflects the significant contribution of individuals, their families and friends, their employees, and other concerned citizens for 65 years.

Nanaimo Affordable Housing Society

Along with developing and operating housing, NAHS has played an ongoing active role in BC’s housing sector – consulting, mentoring, participating in public forums, liaising with other community groups around Vancouver Island, and lobbying various levels of government for housing resources.


Catalyst is a BC-based not-for-profit real estate developer, dedicated to building vibrant, affordable, and inspiring rental properties for living and working.

New Commons Development

A non-profit real estate development company that builds and preserves affordable housing and community real estate.

Comparethemarket (guide for seniors)

The essentials of safe, independent living for seniors.Support to help you live independently at home. Guide to cover accessibility options, types of independent housing, managing finances, and home safety improvements for peace of mind.

GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre

GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre is British Columbia’s largest rehabilitation centre. As a freestanding facility, G.F. Strong provides inpatient, outpatient, outreach and clinical support services to clients/patients in four unique programs: Acquired Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, Arthritis and Neuromusculoskeletal.

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These resources can assist people with disabilities with affording accessible housing..

Individualized Funding Resource Center Society

The Individualized Funding Resource Centre (IFRC) Society was developed to help people succeed on the Choices in Support for Independent Living (CSIL) Program and other individualized funding programs in British Columbia. Paul Gauthier, founder of the CSIL program now has a place to share his knowledge, and experience. The IFRC is committed to providing supports that will allow individuals to fully participate in their communities. The Individualized Funding Resource Centre understands that managing individualized funding can be overwhelming and challenging for many people with disabilities. Too often, individuals accept the alternative, because of a lack of information or support. We can provide that information and support to ensure success and independence!

Choice in Supports for Independent Living

Choice in Supports for Independent Living (CSIL) is a self-directed option for eligible home support clients. CSIL clients receive funds directly from their local health authority to purchase their own home support services. Clients become employers who manage all aspects of their home support, from hiring and supervising staff to overseeing how CSIL funds are spent.

Rental Assistance Program (BC Housing)

The Rental Assistance Program provides eligible low-income working families with monthly assistance to help with their monthly rent payments.

Canadian Housing Benefit

The proposed one-time top-up to the Canada Housing Benefit program would consist of a tax-free payment of $500 to provide direct support to low-income renters—those most exposed to inflation—who are experiencing housing affordability challenges.

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