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, 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.

Need more help?

  • Justice Access Centre, from the provincial government, can help assess what you need, provide information about your legal and related issues and refer you to the services that are available for your situation.
  • 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 April 2017

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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)