BC Housing is responsible for affordable housing programs in British Columbia.

Affordable Housing Programs in British Columbia

The following programs are included under the CMHC — British Columbia Agreement for Investment in Affordable Housing.

Programs to Increase the Supply of Affordable Housing

Programs to Foster Safe Independent Living

  • Home Adaptations for Independence (HAFI)
    Financial assistance to undertake accessibility modifications to housing occupied by seniors or persons with disabilities. This program serves: Seniors; Persons with disabilities

Programs to Improve Housing Affordability

  • Rental Assistance Program (RAP)
    Shelter allowance paid to working families to help make rent more affordable. This program serves: Renters
  • Shelter Aid for Elderly Renters (SAFER)
    Shelter allowance paid to elderly renters (60 years of age and older) to help make rent more affordable. This program serves: Seniors
  • Homelessness Prevention Program (HPP)
    Rent supplements for people at risk of homelessness in need of rental assistance. This program serves: Renters including youth, victims of family violence, Aboriginal people, people leaving the correctional and hospital systems

The following are links to housing programs in British Columbia that are not included under the CMHC — British Columbia Agreement for Investment in Affordable Housing.

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