Supportive housing is affordable housing that also provides access to support staff.
The services provided to tenants are flexible, and vary from building to building. Some services are provided by on-site staff, and some services are delivered through outreach programs.
Supportive housing ranges units with rent supplements in market apartments to dedicated buildings where all units are supportive.
Finding and applying for housing
We do not manage supportive housing in Vancouver.
Sponsoring supportive housing
Our staff can help facilitate new supportive housing projects.
If you want to sponsor or build a social housing project, contact:
Affordable Housing Projects
#501-111 W Hastings St
Vancouver BC, V6B 1H4
Developing supportive housing for seniors
If you're interested in starting a housing project for seniors, our planners can help.
- Read our Seniors Supportive and Assisted Housing Design Guidelines PDF file (73 KB).
- Contact our Social Infrastructure Division.
Get details about the temporary modular housing we're building on vacant and underused sites for lower-income and homeless residents.
Get details on temporary housing projects for residents waiting for permanent housing.
Vancouver has added 1,400 new supportive housing units in the City's inventory, as part of our efforts to end street homelessness.
BC211's Redbook External website, opens in new tab is a complete online directory of programs and services in Vancouver for homeless and under-housed residents.
Assisted living services
Seniors and people living with physical disabilities may be eligible for assisted living services with Vancouver Coastal Health External website, opens in new tab.