Housing Support

In partnership with BC Housing and the City of Vancouver, Kiwassa Housing Society operates two non-profit housing complexes of subsidized and market rental housing. We also work in collaboration with Vancouver Aboriginal Child & Family Services Society to accommodate several foster families.

May MacLean Housing – 23 apartments on North Nanaimo Street

Norah Davis Gardens – 33 apartments on Franklin Street

Other Housing Resources:

Subsidized Housing: BC Housing go to www.BChousing.org/applicants for information about the provincial housing programs and how to apply for housing and rent subsidies.

Rental Assistance Program provides eligible low- income, working families with cash assistance to help with their monthly rent payments. Contact BC Housing 604.433.2218 or www.BChousing.org

Shelter Aid For Elderly Renters (SAFER) provides eligible BC seniors with cash assistance to help with their monthly rent payments. Contact BC Housing 604.433.2218 or www.BChousing.org

Cooperative Housing Federation of Canada www.chfc.ca Housing co-ops provide affordable and secure housing. There are over 60 housing cooperatives in East Vancouver alone.

Emergency Shelters For a current list of emergency shelters, go to the Greater Vancouver Shelter Strategy website at www.gvss.ca.

Tenant Resource and Advisory Centre (TRAC) provides information about residential tenancy law in BC through their website and multilingual publications, Tenant Infoline, and public legal education and advocacy training workshops. 604.255.0546 www.tenants.bc.ca

Currently, our waitlist is full and we are no longer taking applications. If you applied prior to September 1, 2016 and wish to remain on the waitlist, we recommend you contact us every six months to keep your information up to date.

Kiwassa Neighbourhood House has a team of staff that bring an eclectic range of education, professional training and experience to the work of Kiwassa, as well as passion, ideas and energy.

Meet our Team