As a registered charity, the Housing Foundation is a social enterprise success story. If you share our vision of increasing the number of rent-controlled housing units available to mature Vancouverites in need, please join us as a donor or partner.
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Founded in 1952, the Housing Foundation is one of British Columbia’s oldest housing societies. For sixty years we have been providing rent-controlled housing to low-income Vancouver residents, with a focus on supporting the housing needs of single men and women who are aged 50 or older.
Did you know?
The Housing Foundation is one of British Columbia's largest housing societies, and one of the oldest in North America.
The Housing Foundation's support reaches across the city of Vancouver, with 4 buildings in the Westend/Downtown, 7 in Commercial Drive/East Vancouver, 7 in South East Vancouver, 3 in Kitsilano, 1 in Kerrisdale, 1 in Marpole and 3 in Fairview.
Today, the Housing Foundation provides income-based, rent-controlled homes to almost 800 individuals and families.
In 1952, the Housing Foundation had one 8 unit building. In 2013, we own and manage 26 buildings with a total of 911 units.
The Housing Foundation is British Columbia’s oldest social enterprise, celebrating 60 years of service to low income Vancouver residents in 2012.
The Housing Foundation owns and manages more than $ 100 million in assets.
According to the CMHC, the average Vancouver rent in 2009 was $976/month. Seniors on a fixed income government pension bring in about $1,200/month.
Thank you does not even begin to express my gratitude to the kind and generous people who run the Housing Foundation. I moved in to this building a scared and sick girl. I am leaving a strong, independent woman. Your kindness helped aid in this transition. Thank you!Linda
Since living in Glynn Manor my health has dramatically improved and I’ve been able to work part time I feel as if I’m winning the fight now. This would not have been possible without all your help. Thank you Housing Foundation.Brian
The staff of the Housing Foundation have always been very friendly and most helpful and I’m eternally grateful to you for helping me get through a very stressful time. The Housing Foundation changed my life by helping me find affordable accommodation when I was desperate.Shirley
I’m really in a great debt of appreciation to all the staff of the Housing Foundation for your kind service and help to people with needs. From the time I moved in to Gordon Fahrni House my life has significantly changed for the better. I think about all that happened to me as a kind of blessing.Boris