Linden Tree Place at 8th & Vine

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 (KNH), 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 KNH, their neighbours and their community.

We are developing a waitlist for future openings, to apply, please visit the BC Housing website: http://www.bchousing.org/Options/Subsidized_Housing/Apply. Fill out the The Housing Registry Application Form. Please ensure that you use the 8th & Vine code: 177

Send or drop off your application at the BC Housing Home Office: 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.

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.