North Okanagan Shuswap

Community Resources
Housing Related Services & Home Services

Housing Related Services & Home Services

BC Housing - Interior Region
Development, management and
administration of subsidized housing
www.bchousing.org
439 Winnipeg Street, Penticton
250.493.0301
1.800.834.7149
1.800.257.7756 Programs & Info Line
• Home Adaptations for Independence
(HAFI) program provides financial
assistance for low-income seniors
and people with disabilities make
modifications for accessible, safe &
independent living. Eligibility requirements
and applications available online at...
www.bchousing.org/HAFI
1.800.257.7756
See our article on page 50
• Licensing & Consumer Services
Home Owner Protection Act, Public
Registry of Licensed Builders, New
Home and Education Registry
www.bchousing.org/licensingconsumer-
services
1.800.407.7757 Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm
• SAFER Shelter Aid For Elderly Renters
Program provides cash assistance to
BC residents age 60 and over who
pay rent for their homes. Call for a
SAFER brochure or application form.
Application form available online
www.bchousing.org/housing-assistance
1.800.257.7756
• Seniors Housing Programs
Offered by BC Housing and include Home
Adaptations for Independence (HAFI),
Supportive Housing, Rental housing and
assistance, Subsidized Housing
www.bchousing.org/housing-assistance


BC Seniors Living Association
A progressive group of industry
professionals dedicated to providing
seniors with choices and services
that allow for more independence and
assistance with daily living. BCSLA offers
a better way of living, and a benchmark in

senior living in retirement and assisted living
residences in BC
www.bcsla.ca 1.888.402.2722


Canada Mortgage & Housing Corp.
Canada’s national housing agency providing
mortgage loan insurance, mortgage-backed
securities, housing policy & programs,
housing research.
First Nations programs & assistance
www.cmhc.ca
2000-1111 W. Georgia St., Vancouver
1.800.639.3938 Mon-Fri 8:30-4:30
1.800.309.3388 TTY


Condominium Home Owners
Association of BC, The
Promotes understanding of strata living and
interests of strata property owners
www.choa.bc.ca
26-1873 Spall Road, Kelowna
250.868.1195 1.877.353.2462
• Living in and operating a strata
www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/housingtenancy/
strata-housing


Habitat for Humanity
Working for a world where everyone has a
safe and decent place to live – by mobilizing
volunteers and community partners to build
affordable family housing and promoting
homeownership
www.habitat.ca
www.vernonhabitat.com
250.558.0072 Vernon Chapter


Home Owner Grant
Reduces the amount of property tax you
pay for your principal residence: Under 65,
Senior, Veteran, Disabled, etc. See web site
for details
www.gov.bc.ca/homeownergrant
1.800.663.7867 7:30am-5pm Mon-Fri


Houzz
The new way to design your home.
Decorating and remodeling ideas and
inspiration. Kitchen, bathroom, bedroom,
outdoor design. Find local pros.
www.houzz.com


Independent Living BC
Affordable assisted living apartments for
seniors and people with disabilities via the
Independent Living BC program
www.bchousing.org/Initiatives/Creating/ILBC
1.800.257.7756


Kindale Development Association
Affordable, sustainable housing in the
North Okanagan. Call for details
www.kindale.net
2725A Patterson Avenue, Armstrong
250.546.3005
• Thrift Store Armstrong
2725 Patterson Avenue
250.546.3005 ext. 5007 9:30am-4:30pm .
Monday to Saturday
• Thrift Store Salmon Arm
885 Lakeshore Drive SW
250.832.1308 9:30am-4:30pm Mon-Sat
• Thrift Store Vernon
3322 31 Avenue
250.309.9097 9:30am-4:30pm Mon-Sat


LiveSmart BC Partner Incentives
Check web site for current rebates/offers
www.fortisbc.com/offers
www.bchydro.com/powersmart.html
Residential Tenancy Branch
Provides landlords and tenants with
information regarding their rights
and responsibilities. Aid in resolving
disputes related to tenancy
www.rto.gov.bc.ca
1.800.665.8779 9am-4pm Mon-Fri


Tenant Resource & Advisory Centre
TRAC - Promotes the legal protection
of residential tenants by providing
information, education, support, and
research on tenancy matters-including
dispute resolution. Offers webinars and
in-person workshops to tenants and
advocates across BC
www.tenants.bc.ca
604.255.3099 ext. 225 request workshop
1.800.665.1185 InfoLine Mon-Tue-Thur-
Fri 1pm-5pm, Wed 5:30pm-8:30 pm

Retirement Living Guide
Free downloadable eBooks. Sign up for
e-newsletter for tips and advice. Discover
what life in a retirement community is
really like, types of communities available,
downsizing tips, financial advice and more.
www.comfortlife.ca/ebooks/


Welcome Wagon
Canada’s largest and most respected
greeting service. Your Welcome Wagon
representative will bring gifts, greetings
and helpful community information
www.welcomewagon.ca 1.844.299.2466
See our ads on pages 38, 100

 

 

 

 

Home Improvements
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Complete renovations, repairs, decks,
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www.nulookhomeworks.ca
250.309.0435 See our ad on this page

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250.540.4143
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