Common Questions

I want information about subsidized housing for seniors

BC Housing is a provincial government agency that offers subsidized housing. There are also programs that can help seniors who own their home, such as programs that offer property tax grants and deferments. As well, there are programs that can help pay for changes to a home to make it more accessible.

Good starting points include:

  • When I'm 64: Services for Seniors, from People's Law School, has a section on "Housing." It covers housing benefits available to you if you are renting or you own your home.
  • BC Seniors' Guide, from the provincial government, has a list of provincial and federal programs for seniors and a directory of resources and service providers. It includes a chapter about housing.
  • Benefits Finder, from the federal government, is an online tool that helps you make a customized list of Canada-wide and province-specific programs and services.
  • Subsidized Housing, from BC Housing, has information about subsidized housing, including who is eligible, how to find subsidized housing, and how to apply.

Need more help?

  • Find an Advocate, from PovNet, provides a list of community advocates who may be able to provide information or assistance regarding your rights and government benefits.
  • Find more help near you on Clicklaw HelpMap.

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Last reviewed August 2018 by the Clicklaw Editors and Seniors First BC
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seniors housing, subsidized housing for seniors, affordable housing for seniors, supportive housing for seniors, subsidized assisted living, Shelter Aid for Elderly Renters (SAFER)