Housing

Live Comfortably in the Kits Community

Kitsilano Neighbourhood House operates three affordable housing locations.

Arbutus Housing

With a range from 1 – 3 bedroom these units will be priced at the low end of the market to make living in Vancouver’s Westside more affordable. More details will be available early 2021. More information will be available at www.AskNH.Org

To join the enquiry list, please fill out this FORM

 

Red Oak Place

Red Oak Place Housing is an innovative place that meets the need for affordable seniors housing on Vancouver’s Westside. There are fifteen, one bedroom units for low-income seniors located above the Neighbourhood House and its Daycare.

Tenants at Red Oaks Housing have a unique housing experience, being at the centre of 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 daily. Tenants are invited to be a part of this community and volunteer time to help the community.

Tenant Selection Criteria

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

 

Application Process

Units are currently at full capacity and are rarely available.

Unit & Building Details
  1. How many units are there? 15
  2. How big are the units? Between 450-540 sq. ft
  3. Are there accessible/wheelchair units available in the building?
    Units are not wheelchair accessible.
  4. Is there storage available?
    A storage locker is available in the basement for an additional fee.
  5. Are pets allowed in the building?
    No, pets are not permitted in 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, 7th and Vine is independent housing, similar to any other rental housing.
  8. What will my rent be?
    $910 – $1550 per month excluding heat, depending on income.
  9. Are there any other costs?
    There is a $20 per month contribution to heating costs in addition to the rental contribution.

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 30-unit affordable housing option, operated by Kitsilano Neighbourhood House, is fully accessible, 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.

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.

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). 
  • 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

Visit BC Housing Website and follow instructions. 

For more information

Contact Name: Housing Assistance
Phone: 604-433-2218
Toll Free Number: From anywhere in B.C. 1-800-257-7756

Unit & Building Details
  1. How many units are there?
    30
  2. Are there accessible/wheelchair units available in the building?
    Yes, 10 units are designed for wheelchair accessibility
  3. Is there storage available?
    A storage locker is available in the basement at a cost.
  4. Are pets allowed in the building?
    No, pets are not permitted in the residential area of the building.
  5. Will smoking be allowed in the building?
    No, this is a non smoking building. City by-laws are enforced.
  6. 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.