Subsidized housing is rental housing for people living in British Columbia with a household income that is at or below the Housing Income Limits published by BC Housing, with rent set at 30% of gross household income.

Eligibility

Families

You may qualify for subsidized family housing if you have been a BC resident for one continuous year and your annual household income (not including GST and Child Tax Credit) is at or below:

  • $56,000 for 2 bedrooms
  • $75,500 for 3 bedrooms
  • $84,500 for 4 or more bedrooms

Seniors

You may qualify for subsidized housing for seniors if you meet all of the following criteria:

  • You have been a BC resident for one continuous year
  • You are over 55 years of age and are able to live independently
  • You have an annual household income at or below $42,500

Persons with disabilities

You may qualify for subsidized housing for persons with disabilities if you meet all of the following criteria:

  • You have been a BC resident for one continuous year
  • You are receiving a permanent disability pension
  • You are under age 55 and able to live independently
  • You have an annual household income at or below $42,500

Our buildings do not provide support services, therefore tenants must be able to live independently or make their own arrangements for care services. If you are over age 55, you may apply for our seniors’ subsidized housing.

For more information about eligibility, please visit the BC Housing website.

How to Apply for Subsidized Housing

You must apply to the Housing Registry to be considered for one of our buildings. There are two ways to apply:

Printed forms can be mailed to the Housing Registry at 301 - 3440 Douglas St., Victoria, BC V8Z 3L5. You may also bring it to the CRHC office to be sent to the Registry.

Choosing a Location

Use the Housing Listings directory offered by BC Housing to find subsidized housing locations. CRHC properties are included in the directory along with options available from other non-profit societies and organizations.

Coordinated Access

The CRHC also operates some properties as part of the Regional Housing First Program. These properties provide units for people who can live independently with supports, as needed, and provide rents matching provincial income assistance shelter rates. These units are only offered to individuals through a coordinated assessment and access system; therefore the CRHC does not accept direct applications or referrals.