a home for every person
It's that simple. And that complex.
"A home for every person" is a lofty goal. We believe it is 100% achievable and benefits all of us. And we are confident that if we all work together, we can achieve this goal sooner than we ever thought possible.
For more than three decades RainCity Housing has put government funds and generous donor dollars to good use to create, implement, and manage housing and support programs that sustain relationships, strengthen communities and make change for people experiencing homelessness and mental health, trauma and substance use issues, throughout BC's lower mainland. We invite you to be a part of the change.
what you can expect from RainCity Housing
We commit to these guiding principles:
Striving to be transparent and just.
- Hope & Reciprocity
Building relationships with people and supporting their unique goals and strengths.
- Connection & Community
Building on ways communities and relationships sustain us, and strengthening our connections to land, culture and family.
- Diversity & Inclusion
Supporting, employing and allying with people who have diverse backgrounds and experiences.
- Continuous Learning & Innovation
Being curious about people, reflecting on our work and finding ways to be better at what we do.
solidarity statement with the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs
RainCity Housing wishes to acknowledge that we operate programs on the traditional, unceded and ancestral homelands of theSəl̓ílwətaʔ, Xʷməθkwəy̓əm, & Sḵwx̱wú7mesh peoples in Vancouver, and the Shishalth, Kwikwetlem, Katzie, Kwantlen, Qayqayt, Tsawwassen, Semiahmoo, and Sto:lo Nations of the Lower Mainland. By way of our ongoing work towards decolonial practice we recognize this is an important time to stand in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs. As a supportive housing provider in BC, we bear witness daily to the disproportionately negative impacts of colonial structures on the health and wellbeing of Indigenous people.
As an organization, we stand in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en people who never ceded their territory to the Canadian government. In the current situation, Indigenous governance must be respected, protocol must be respected and meaningful consent must be provided prior to any further action. We ask that all levels of government respect and acknowledge the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People which clearly articulates the need and importance of Indigenous governance.
the land we work on
RainCity Housing acknowledges that our buildings and programs are located and operate on the unceded ancestral homelands of these peoples:
We are grateful to be able to provide housing and services on these lands, and show our gratitude to those who have had a relationship with these lands since time immemorial.
Our Strategic Plan
Almost 300 tenants and 200 employees provided input into RainCity Housing’s 2019/2024 Strategic Plan. In response to what we heard and in service of our Vision of “A Home for Every Person” our Strategic Plan balances a focus on strengthening the RainCity community and working to inform practice and policy change to create more just and inclusive communities for all. We are pleased to be able to share our Strategic Plan with you!
Read or download the 2019 - 2024 Strategic Plan.