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Subsidized Independent Senior Housing in BC

Province: BC


In BC, subsidized housing (rent geared to income) for those with a limited income is available through BC Housing.  An application is required and there are waiting lists for these units. Those structures that are members of The Housing Registry (not-for-profits or housing co-operatives) can be applied for through their application process; those that are not listed with the Registry require separate applications. Visit the BC Housing Registry at to determine if you are eligible, find housing, and apply for it. Additionally, you may wish to contact the Seniors Services Society which can provide information on all types of housing and services for seniors in BC. They can be reached at or (604) 520-6621.

If you are looking for assistance locating a home or resources for your loved one, you can reach out to our consulting team at or visit our consulting page for more information. Our Discover 3 program offers decision-makers and seniors, an opportunity to have a professional consultant identify 3 housing solutions based on their needs. If you need more information on care options for seniors, retirement community, or long-term care visiting tips and/or if you are interested in organizing your loved one’s information using our Care Planning Workbook, visit our publications page for a list of options and downloads.
For additional questions, feel free to contact us at is Canada’s largest unbiased seniors’ housing database, offering consulting services, and both seniors’ service and housing directories for professionals, seniors, and their families.


Esther Goldstein, B.Sc., B.S.W., RSW


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