Housing Supports and Outreach

Get help staying where you are, paying rent or help with a difficult housing issue.

Askanadvocate.ca by SOURCES

Website provides basic and clear information about tenancy, income assistance, disability benefits (provincial and federal), and other income supports. Has videos, FAQs, fact sheets, and links to other services and resources.
Learn more about Askanadvocate.ca by SOURCES.

Aunt Leah’s Place

816 20th Street, New Westminster BC (get directions to Aunt Leah’s Place)
604-525-1204  auntleahs@auntleahs.org
Range of supports for former foster kids transitioning out of care and for mother’s of young children who are at risk of losing custody. Works to prevent homelessness and to support people become self sufficient. Have housing sites, subsidies to pursue education, support workers, counselling, employment training and a range of other services.
Learn more about Aunt Leah’s Place.

Atira Homelessness Prevention & Housing Outreach

604-589-0459    housingoutreach@atira.bc.ca   
Offers help for women finding housing and maintaining it with support and referrals. Range of service, call for more information.
Learn more about Atira Homelessness Prevention & Housing Outreach.

BC Rebate for Accessible Home Adaptation

604-433-2218  1-800-257-7756 
Eligible low- and moderate-income households can receive up to $17,500 in rebates to complete home adaptations. The program allows seniors and people with permanent disabilities or diminished ability to gain greater independence within their homes.
Learn more about the BC Rebate for Accessible Home Adaptation.

Brella Senior Connectors

604-531-9400 ext 201
Provides support, referrals and detailed information for seniors in the Surrey / White Rock Area. Includes subsidized housing, pension information, tenancy information or other community resources. Will setup an appointment at your nearest library branch.
Learn more about Brella Senior Connectors.

Cove Healthy Living Service Hub

10607 King George Boulevard, Surrey BC (get directions to the Cove Healthy Living Service Hub)
Caseworkers are available to assist people who need help with applications, replacing ID, or other issues. Services include washrooms, laundry, showers and a public phone. Open 6 am - 12 am (midnight).
Learn more about the Cove Healthy Living Service Hub.

Fraser Region Aboriginal Friendship Centre Housing Programs

A101 - 10095 Whalley Boulevard, Surrey BC (get directions to the Fraser Region Aboriginal Friendship Centre)
604-595-1170     reception@frafca.org
Offers a range of supports for individuals and families who are at risk of, or facing, homelessness.
Learn more about Fraser Region Aboriginal Friendship Centre Housing Programs.

Home Owner Grant

Helps reduce the amount of residential property tax. Applies to taxes paid by British Columbians to their municipality or to the Surveyor of Taxes for rural areas.
Learn more about the Home Owner Grant.

Homeless Prevention Program

102 - 13771 72A Avenue, Surrey BC (get directions to the Homeless Prevention Program)
Supporting individuals to maintain housing through advocacy and facilitated access to resources. Sources Rent Bank also offers micro-loans for rental and utility arrears, damage deposits and first month’s rent. Also assisting homeless individuals to find safe and affordable housing. Offers ongoing support (re. income supports, benefits, tenancy, other supports) to assist them to remain housed. Services include Housing First for chronically and episodically homeless individuals.
Learn more about Homeless Prevention Program.

Housing for Newcomers—Information from CMHC

Information for newcomers about housing options and how to rent or buy housing from the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation. Information is available in a number of languages.
Learn more about Housing for Newcomers—Information from CMHC.

Options Mobile Outreach

604-765-6751 (Surrey/White Rock) 604-839-6371 (Delta, Ladner and Tsawwassen) hylandoutreach@options.bc.ca
Outreach workers can help you find housing, health and income support services if you are currently living on the street or at risk of homelessness.
Learn more about Options Mobile Outreach.

Rental Assistance Program

Provides eligible low-income, working families with help with their rent.  To qualify, families must have a gross household income of $40,000 or less, at least one dependent child,  and employed at some point over the last year. 
Learn more about the Rental Assistance Program.

Residential Tenancy Office

400 - 5021 Kingsway, Burnaby BC (get directions to the Residential Tenancy Office)
604-660-1020    1-800-665-8779
The Residential Tenancy Branch provides landlords and tenants with information and dispute resolution services. The best place to start if you are dealing with a tenancy issue.
Learn more about the Residential Tenancy Office.

SAFER (Shelter Aid for Elderly Renters)

604-433-2218  1-800-257-7756 
Helps make rents affordable for BC seniors with low to moderate incomes. Provides monthly payments to subsidize rents for eligible BC residents who are age 60 or over and who pay rent for their homes.
Learn more about SAFER (Shelter Aid for Elderly Renters).


102 - 13771 72A Avenue, Surrey BC (get directions to the SOURCES Rent Bank)
778-731-9195     srb@sourcesbc.ca
We may offer a one-time loan to low-income individuals and families who are at risk of homelessness for home eviction due to lack of, or shortage of, a monthly rent payment, utility arrears, damage deposit or other circumstance, as long as the loan completely alleviates the crisis. Other eligibility criteria apply including having a steady source of income to repay the loan. 
Learn more about SOURCES Rent Bank.

Street Smart Program

10350 University Drive, Surrey BC (get directions to the Street Smart Program)
604-240-3716     kelly.mcardle@lookoutsociety.ca
Daily mobile outreach from 7:30-7:30pm in the City Centre area. Outreach support is also offered daily on a walk-in basis in the City Centre Library from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm. Range of advocacy supports. Can help get ID, find housing, make shelter referrals, access supportive housing or mental health supports and help getting to appointments.

Surrey Urban Mission

10776 King George Boulevard, Surrey BC (get directions to the Surrey Urban Mission)
604-581-5172 Info@sumsplace.ca
Breakfast and lunches for the public, and a nightly meal for shelter guests. Main shelter is first come first serve. Once you have secured a bed, it will be kept for you until you no longer return. Shelter support workers are on site 7 days a week to help guests transition into housing, gain ID, and access medical services. Also have the Cove and Olive Branch shelters that include an overdose prevention site, laundry, showers and other services.
Learn more about Surrey Urban Mission.

Surrey Youth Reaching Home

City Centre Youth Hub 10453 Whalley Boulevard, Surrey BC (get directions to City Centre Youth Hub)
Newton Youth Hub 114-13479 76th Ave, Surrey BC (get directions to Newton Youth Hub)
604-592-6200    info@pcrs.ca
Supports youth up to the age of 24 in Surrey and Delta who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and fall outside eligibility with MCFD. Helps youth secure and maintain housing by providing one-to-one support, connection to income supports, housing advocacy, landlord mediation, moving assistance, and referrals to community resources.
Learn more about Surrey Youth Reaching Home.

Tenant Resource & Advisory Centre

604-255-0546 1-800-665-1185 
TRAC educates individuals and community organizations about Residential Tenancy Law, promotes tenants’ legal rights and affordable housing in BC.  Some legal representation available. Provides videos & publications in 21 languages. Info Line/Tenant Hotline 1-800-665-1185.
Learn more about Tenant Resource & Advisory Centre.

Youth Supported Independent Living

9815 - 140 Street, Surrey BC   
604-584-5811     youthservices.info@options.bc.ca 
For youth (ages 17-21) who want to improve their life skills and need rental assistance. Also, helps with skills to integrate into the community. A referral is required. Please request one from Child and Youth Mental Health.
Learn more about Youth Supported Independent Living.  

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