YWCA Cause We Care House
Housing Location

YWCA Cause We Care House

Details

Status: waitlist open

Address: 720 E. Hastings Street, Vancouver 

YWCA Cause We Care House is located above the nə́c̓aʔmat ct Strathcona library. It is a beautiful place to call home.   

 

Building and amenities:  

  • 21-units of two-, three- and four-bedroom suites. 

  • Community Development Coordinator available four days per week for information and referrals  

  • A small communal garden  

  • An outdoor play area suitable for younger children and a coal BBQ for tenant use  

  • An amenity room with toys for children, computer access and communal kitchen space  

  • Laundry room with coin-operated machines  

  • In-suite laundry capabilities  

  • Bike storage  

 

Rental information:   

Rent is geared to income 

Eligibility
  • You are a single mother who can live independently (with minimal supports).  

  • You are a single mother with dependent children.  
    “Dependent” is defined as a child under 19 years of age, or a child of any age who, because of mental or physical infirmity, is accepted as a dependent for income tax purposes; or a child under 25 years of age and in full-time attendance at a college, university, or vocational institution which provides a recognized diploma, certificate or degree.  “Full-time attendance” is defined as enrolment in the minimum number of credit courses specified by the institution to constitute full-time, enrolment in a minimum 15 hours of classroom instruction per week, or enrolment in 9 credits in each school term.  

  • You have one or more children in your care at least 40% of the time.  

  • You have reliable and positive previous housing references.  

  • Your admission to our housing community will not endanger the welfare and safety of other residents.  

  • To qualify for all rent geared to income YWCA housing, your total annual family income must not exceed the established Housing Income Limits.  
     

For More Information 

Yasmin B., Property Services Assistant  

propertyservicesassistant@ywcavan.org   

Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 

Rent Geared to Income

Rent geared to income refers to subsidized long-term housing. Tenant Rent Contribution (rent) is calculated on a rent geared to income basis (30% of household total gross income, subject to minimum rent, or income assistance shelter portion). There is no minimum income limit, but there are maximum income limits set for the housing units.

Eligibility Criteria

To qualify for all rent geared to income YWCA Housing, your total annual family income must not exceed the established Housing Income Limits.

 

The 2019 Limits are:

Number of bedrooms Maximum income per year
a) Two $ 63,000
b) Three $ 73,500
c) Four $ 83,500

 

Apply for Rent Geared to Income Housing

Policies, guidelines, the fine print
  • YWCA Housing is for women and their dependent children only. Tenants may have up to 14 days per year for overnight guest stays.

  • Tenant insurance is required.

  • Tenants are required to submit financial information annually for rent review and/or to ensure that they are still financially qualified for YWCA Housing.

  • It is family housing and there will be family noise. Many of our buildings are wood frame, and tenants may hear their neighbours, particularly children playing and babies crying.  Quiet hours are from 10:00pm to 8:00am.

  • Designated parking spaces are first-come, first-serve. There is not enough parking for each unit to have a spot. Tenants must already have a registered and insured car to apply for a parking spot. 

  • YWCA Housing is smoke-free. Smoking or vaping of any substances (cigarettes, cannabis, etc.) is not permitted in units or in the common areas of the buildings. 

  • Our housing communities are pet friendly and there will be pets in the building. The YWCA Pet Policy allows tenants to have up to two birds OR up to two small caged mammals OR up to one 10-gallon tank of fish OR by application up to one cat OR one dog. 

  • Repair requests and Tenant complaints must be submitted online to the YWCA Tenant Portal.