long term housing
Having affordable housing and the comfort of knowing you don’t need to eventually move out is something many of us take for granted. In all of our long term housing programs, tenants can live out the rest of their days, becoming active members in their community again, or maybe for the first time!
Since 1993, RainCity Housing’s longest running housing program has provided long-term housing for people living with mental illness. Some original tenants still call Windchimes home.
These 27 studio suites are located in the same building as the Triage Shelter that provides additional access to services and support such as medication administration and a low-cost meal service.
This program operates in partnership with the Neighbourhood Housing Society and provides 26 studio suites for people living with mental illness and call the Downtown Eastside home.
Staff provide supports as well as finding out what tenants want to pursue next. It could be volunteering, gardening, or even working. It’s up to each tenant to decide their next steps.
Killarney Gardens provides 29 studio suites for people living with mental illness. Operated in partnership with BC Housing, Killarney Gardens was RainCity Housing’s first program located outside Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.
Tenants enjoy living in this quiet neighbourhood and take full advantage of the nearby recreation centre, the local shopping mall and all the perks of this calm suburban setting.
Operated in partnership with BC Housing, this 54 unit building is in the heart of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Residents are encouraged to become more involved in their community both inside and outside the building.
Some residents stayed on when we began operating the building in 2008, while others have decided to move into other RainCity programs.
the lux apartments
The Lux Apartments are 67 subsidized units that house individuals ready to live independently and are encouraged to become more involved in their community.
Staff organize and hold peer-driven activities and events, as well as linking individual residents to existing community based resources. All units are self-contained studio suites, and six units are wheelchair accessible.
At 147 units, Marguerite Ford Apartments is currently our largest building. It opened its doors the spring of 2013 and the tenants there are involved in many inside activities, like learning how to make bannock, and outside, like picnics at the beach and day trips to Squamish.
This program is a partnership with Sanford Housing Society.