Housing

Live Comfortably in the Kits Community

Kitsilano Neighbourhood House operates two affordable housing locations at 7th and Vine and another at 8th and Vine.

Red Oak Place

Housing at 7th and Vine, ‘Red Oak Place’, is an innovative project to address the core community need of affordable seniors housing on the Westside of Vancouver. There are fifteen 1-bedroom units for low-income seniors located just above the Neighbourhood House offices and programming space.

Residents at Red Oaks Housing will have a unique housing experience, being an integral part in creating a thriving, inclusive, vibrant, and welcoming community. Kits House is a lively hub for Westside residents to connect, share and build community together. Various community programs, events, and activities take place there on a daily basis.

As of September 2014 Red Oak Place is full and no longer considering applications for initial occupancy.
You are still welcome to apply through BC housing and indicate you are interested in Red Oak Place for future vacancies. We will be actively developing a waitlist.

Tenant Selection Criteria
  • Older adults / seniors 55 years and older.
  • Individuals with income which is $38,000 or less. Individuals with no more than $100,000 is assets. This is set by the BC Housing Household Income Limit (HIL).
  • Priority to individuals currently living on the Westside of Vancouver (Granville west to UBC, Water south to 43rd Ave). If the list of applicants from the Westside has been exhausted, individuals who have previously lived on the Westside or have connections to the Westside will be considered.
  • Priority to individuals who are inadequately housed; homeless, living in temporary shelter / housing, living with family / friends, high rent contribution (more than 30% of income), or current housing does not meet their needs (physical and mental health, social, emotional, cultural, and safety needs).
  • Priority to individuals who value volunteerism and are willing and able to contribute 5 volunteer hours / month.
  • Priority to individuals who value an inclusive, diverse, and neighbourly living environment.

NOTE: Kits House reserves the right to modify selection criteria based on emerging needs.

 

Application Process
  1. To apply, please visit the BC Housing website. You can apply online or print an application from their website. Or pick one up from their office or the Kits House Seniors Resource Centre.
  2. Fill out the Housing Registry Application Form – Please ensure that you use the 7th & Vine code: DCG
  3. Mail or drop off your application to the BC Housing Home Office or fax to 604.439.4729

BC Housing Home Office

Suite 101 – 4555 Kingsway,

Burnaby, BC  V5H 4V8

If you have both applied to BC Housing and have met all criteria in the “Tenant Selection Criteria” list above, please call 604-736-3588 for further consideration.  Your name will be placed on record in our inquiry list.  Please note that this is  not a wait list of any sort, only a record of your inquiry.

Unit & Building Details
  1. How do I have my application considered?
    Follow the application process, keep your application up-to-date and include the 7th & Vine code (DCG) with BC Housing and be sure to submit your application before the deadline.
  2. How many units are there?
    15
  3. How big are the units?
    Between 450-540 sq. ft
  4. Are there accessible/wheelchair units available in the building?
    Units are not wheelchair accessible.
  5. Is there storage available?
    A storage locker is available in the basement
  6. Are pets allowed in the building?
    No, pets are not permitted in the residential area of the building.
  7. Will smoking be allowed in the building?
    No, this is a non smoking building. City by-laws are enforced.
  8. Is it Supportive Housing? What sorts of supports are available for residents?
    No, 7th and Vine is independent housing, similar to any other rental housing.
  9. What will my rent be?
    Rents are $750/ month + $20 heating charge.

Linden Tree Place

Linden Tree Place is located at 8th Avenue & Vine Street, in the heart of beautiful Kitsilano, just minutes away from many local shops, public transit, parks and beaches. This newly built 30-unit affordable housing option, operated by Kitsilano Neighbourhood House (Kits House), is fully accessible with (10 units designed for wheelchairs), is a non-smoking, no-pet building with laundry facilities, underground parking, a large rooftop garden and a shared common space. This unique housing development is designed for older adults who are able to live independently and enjoy sharing their skills, ideas, time and enthusiasm on behalf of Kits House, their neighbours and their community. We are developing a waitlist for future openings

Tenant Selection Criteria

Standard Units

  • Older adults / seniors 55 years and older.
  • Individuals with income below the BC Housing Household Income Limit (HIL).
  • Priority to individuals currently living on the Westside of Vancouver (Granville west to UBC, Water south to 43rd Ave). If the list of applicants from the Westside has been exhausted, individuals who have previously lived on the Westside or have connections to the Westside will be considered.
  • Priority to individuals who are inadequately housed; homeless, living in temporary shelter / housing, living with family / friends, high rent contribution (more than 30% of income), or current housing does not meet their needs (physical and mental health, social, emotional, cultural, and safety needs).
  • Priority to individuals who value volunteerism and are willing and able to contribute 5 volunteer hours / month.
  • Priority to individuals who value an inclusive, diverse, and mutually supportive living environment.

If you have both applied to BC Housing and have met all criteria in the list above, please call 604-736-3588 for further consideration.  Your name will be placed on record in our inquiry list.  Please note that this is  not a wait list of any sort, only a record of your inquiry.

Accessible Units

  • Priority to older adults / seniors 55 years and older with a physical disability. There will be flexibility in terms of the actual age deemed acceptable for accessible units; mature individuals or couples younger than 55 years will be considered if the list of applicants over 55 years who meet the disability criteria has been exhausted. However, the building is an adult-only building throughout (i.e. no children).
  • Individuals with a physical disability with income below the BC Housing Household Income Limit (HIL).
  • Priority to individuals with a Spinal Cord Injury or related physical disabilities and requiring the use of manual and power wheelchairs. SCI related physical disabilities include: acquired diseases that can cause tumors or cysts on the spine, viral or bacterial infections (including polio), degenerative disorders such as multiple sclerosis, or congenital disorders such as spina bifida. However, mobility impairments, including other degenerative conditions that could lead to a requirement for wheelchair use, could be considered if the list of applicants with SCI or related physical disabilities has been exhausted. Following the interview process, applicants may be required to provide medical confirmation of their disability prior to being accepted.
  • Priority to individuals currently living on the Westside of Vancouver (Granville west to UBC, Water south to 43rd Ave). If the list of applicants from the Westside has been exhausted, individuals from other areas in the Lower Mainland will be considered. Priority will be given to those who have previously lived on the Westside or have connections to the Westside.
  • Priority to individuals who are inadequately housed; homeless, living in temporary shelter / housing, living with family / friends, high rent contribution (more than 30% of income), or current housing does not meet their needs (physical and mental health, social, emotional, cultural and safety needs).
  • Priority to individuals who value volunteerism and are willing and able to contribute 5 volunteer hours / month.
  • Priority to individuals who value an inclusive, diverse, and mutually supportive living environment.

NOTE: Kits House reserves the right to modify selection criteria based on emerging needs.

Application Process
  1. To apply, please visit the BC Housing website. You can apply online, print an application from their website, or pick one up from their office or the Kits House Seniors Resource Centre.
  2. Fill out the The Housing Registry Application Form – Please ensure that you use the 8th & Vine code: 177
  3. Mail or drop off your application to the BC Housing Home Office or fax to 604.439.4729

BC Housing Home Office

Suite 101 – 4555 Kingsway,

Burnaby, BC  V5H 4V8

Once BC Housing has reviewed your application to ensure you meet their criteria, your application will be forwarded to Kitsilano Neighbourhood House.

Unit & Building Details
  1. How do I have my application considered?
    Follow the application process, keep your application up-to-date and include the 8th & Vine code (177) with BC Housing and be sure to submit your application before the deadline.
  2. How many units are there?
    30
  3. Are there accessible/wheelchair units available in the building?
    Yes, 10 units are design for wheelchair accessibility
  4. Is there storage available?
    A storage locker is available in the basement
  5. Are pets allowed in the building?
    No, pets are not permitted in the residential area of the building.
  6. Will smoking be allowed in the building?
    No, this is a non smoking building. City by-laws are enforced.
  7. Is it Supportive Housing? What sorts of supports are available for residents?
    No, 8th and Vine is independent housing, similar to any other rental housing.