Seniors


  PROGRAM OFFERS ELIGIBILITY  

  Financial assistance for home modifications that improve accessibility and promote safe and independent living. Low-income person with a permanent disability or diminished ability, living in own home or in market rental accommodation.  If you are a tenant living in market rental accommodation, your landlord will need to apply on your behalf.
         
  Shelter Aid For Elderly Renters (SAFER) Monthly cash payments to subsidize rent Minimum 60 years of age, pay more than 30% of gross monthly income towards rent, meet citizenship requirements and have lived in BC for the full 12 months preceding application.
         
  Assisted Living Housing with supports, middle option between home care and residential care
Admissions are the responsibility of local health authority. To learn more about assisted living opportunities in your community, contact your local health authority for assessment.
         
  Seniors' Supportive Housing 24-hour response, light housekeeping, meals, social & recreational activities in specially modified rental homes Low-income seniors and people with disabilities who need some assistance in order to continue to live independently.
         
  Seniors' Rental Housing Long-term housing with both rent geared to income and affordable rental options available Minimum 55 years of age or a person with disabilities, must  permanently reside in British Columbia when applying,  and have a gross household income below the program income threshold.
         
  Subsidized Housing Long-term housing with rent geared to income Minimum 55 years of age or a person with disabilities, must  permanently reside in British Columbia when applying, and have a  gross household income below the program income threshold.
         
If any of the following also applies, there may be further programs available: