Housing

FEDERAL
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)
Programs and financial assistance for low-income, seniors and persons with disabilities; renovations, repairs, accessibility modifications, creation of low income rental units
Ph: (604) 731∙5733
www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/en/co/prfinas

PROVINCIAL
Ministry of Energy, Mines and Natural Gas and responsible for Housing
http://www.gov.bc.ca/ener/index.html

BC Assessment Authority
Classifies and assesses the value of all real property in BC
3962 Borden St.
Ph: (250) 479∙7131
http://www.bcassessment.bc.ca/

BC Housing
Information on / applications for subsidized housing
#301-3440 Douglas St
Ph: (250) 475∙7550
Ph: 1∙800∙787∙2807
Fax: (250) 475∙7551
http://www.bchousing.org/

BC Housing- Rental Assistance Program
Provides eligible low-income, working families with cash assistance to help with monthly rent payments
Ph: 1∙800∙257∙7756
www.bchousing.org/programs/RAP

Home Owners Grants (Ministry of Small Business and Revenue)
Property tax assistance
Ph: (250) 356∙8904 or (250) 387∙8166
http://www.sbr.gov.bc.ca/individuals/Property_Taxes/property_taxes.htm

Independent Living BC
Assisted living suites for seniors and persons with disabilities (apply through VIHA)
Ph: (250) 388∙2273
www.bchousing.org/programs/independent

Residential Tenancy Branch
Dispute resolution services for landlords and tenants
1019 Wharf St
Ph: (250) 387∙1602
http://www.rto.gov.bc.ca/

Shelter Aid for Elderly Renters (SAFER)
1∙800∙257∙7756
http://www.bchousing.org/Options/Rental_market/SAFER

REGIONAL
Beacon Community Services
Home and family support services
2723 Quadra St
Home Support: (250) 658∙6407
Children’s Programs and Counseling services: (250) 656∙0134
http://www.beaconcs.ca

Burnside Gorge Community Centre - Housing and Outreach Program
Ph: (250) 388∙5271
http://www.burnsidegorge.ca/programs/homeless-family-outreach

Capital Regional District Housing Corporation (CRHC)
Information on affordable rental housing
631 Fisgard St.
Ph: (250) 388∙6422
www.crd.bc.ca/housing
CRD housing tenant handbook:
http://www.crd.bc.ca/housing/tenantinfo/documents/TENANTHANDBOOK2009.pdf

Cridge Centre for the Family
Supportive housing, seniors housing, transition house for women and children, respite care
http://www.cridge.org/

Greater Victoria Housing Society
Affordable rental housing for seniors, families and persons with disabilities
#100-2105 Dowler Place
Ph: (250) 384∙3434
http://www.greatervichousing.org/

M’akola BC Housing Society (not part of housing registry list)
(First Nations only)
250-384-1423
http://www.makola.bc.ca/

Pacifica Housing Advisory Association (PHAA)
Innovative, affordable housing opportunities and support for low income families and people with disabilities
827 Fisgard St.
Ph: (250) 385∙2131
Fax: (250) 385∙6776
http://www.pacificahousing.ca/

Society of Saint Vincent de Paul
Supportive housing, food bank, clothing, advocacy, counselling
http://svdpvictoria.com/

Ready to Rent BC
6 week ready-to-rent program
Ph: 250-388-7171
http://www.readytorentbc.net/home

Tenant Resource Advisory Committee (TRAC)
Provides information about residential tenancy law in BC
Ph: (250) 418∙3090
http://www.tenants.bc.ca/main/
Link to Tenant Survival Guide: http://www.tenants.bc.ca/ckfinder/userfiles/files/Tenant%20Surival%20Guide%202008%20(English).pdf

Together Against Poverty Society (TAPS)
Information, advice and representation for those experiencing difficulties with their landlords
#302-895 Fort St. (at Quadra)
Ph: 250-361-3521
http://www.tapsbc.baremetal.com/index.php

Victoria Senior Citizens Housing Society
918 Collinson St
Ph: (250) 389∙1767