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.