Create supportive housing for seniors
Supportive and assisted housing is housing for seniors that provides additional "hospitality services," such as:
- Emergency response.
It may also provide "personal services," which include things like:
- Assistance with bathing
- Mobility assistance
- Medication monitoring
The City allows supportive and assisted housing for seniors in virtually all zoning districts, including Gastown, Chinatown, and the Downtown Eastside.
How to start a housing project for seniors
If you are interested in starting a supportive or assisted housing project for seniors, City planners can help.
First, read the “Seniors Supportive and Assisted Housing Design Guidelines” (below), then contact the Housing Centre for further information.
City staff help plan seniors supportive or assisted living projects throughout Vancouver.
If you are interested in starting your own project, and would like advice or assistance, get in touch to learn more about the process, and have your questions answered.
Visit or write:
Social Infrastructure Division
Social Development Department
#501-111 West Hastings Street
If you are a senior who needs help finding a home - or you are helping a senior find housing - the Seniors Services Society can help.
They have a complete online Seniors Housing Directory you can use to find supportive and assisted buildings throughout BC.
Check the directory
Read the complete Housing and Homelessness Strategy, and learn how Council is ending street homelessness while providing affordable housing for all residents.
Download the strategy