Financial Assistance for Seniors

C.A.R.P. (Canadian Association of Retired Persons)

Advocacy group for seniors with a North Shore Chapter. They have resources on many political and social and economic concerns that seniors may have.
http://www.carp.ca/groups/ch04/

B.C. Housing

SAFER (Shelter Aid for Elderly Renters)
Program provides direct cash assistance for eligible seniors who pay rent for their homes.
www.bchousing.org
Seniors Supportive Housing (SSH)
Provides specially modified rental homes in selected subsidized housing developments, support services such as daily meal, weekly housekeeping, linen laundry, social and recreational activities and 24 hour emergency response to stay in home longer.
www.bchousing.org/Options/Supportive_Housing/SSH/SSH
Affordable Housing for Seniors
Low-income seniors able to live independently without any support services, or with the assistance of home care, may apply to live in affordable housing developments.
http://www.bchousing.org/Options/Subsidized_Housing/Apply
Non-profit societies and co-op housing developments that maintain their own registries.
www.bchousing.org/Options/Subsidized_Housing/Listings
Home Adaptations for Independence Program
Program helps low-income seniors and people with disabilities finance home modifications for accessible, safe and independent living.
www.bchousing.org/HAFI

B.C. Senior’s Guide

www.seniorsbc.ca

Hollyburn Family Services Society

If you or someone you know is about to lose their housing, we can help with referrals to community supports and applications.
http://hollyburn.ca/society/

Home Owner Grant for Seniors

Grant reduces the amount of property tax you have to pay if you own your home, are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, reside in BC and occupy your home as your principal residence.

LiveSmart BC: Efficiency Incentive Program (EIP)

Get cash back for energy efficient home improvements.
www.livesmartbc.ca

Property Tax Deferment

Homeowners 55 and over,  a surviving spouse of any age,  and a designated ‘Person with a Disability’ may defer payment of annual property taxes on their principal residence.
www.sbr.gov.bc.ca/individuals/Property Taxes/Property Tax Deferment/ptd.htm

Senior’s Home Renovation Tax Credit

New, refundable Personal Income Tax credit to assist with the cost of permanent home modifications that improve accessibility or help a senior be more functional or mobile at home.
http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/topic.page?id=C328CC97B41F441BBB63E2D54299C04F

Seniors Services Society

Non-profit organization provides information an all types of housing options and services for senior living.
http://www.seniorsservicessociety.ca/