YWCA Pacific Spirit Terrace
Housing Location

YWCA Pacific Spirit Terrace

Details

Status: waitlist open 

Address: 3090 East 54th Avenue, Vancouver 

YWCA Pacific Spirit Terrace is located right above the Fire Hall No. 5, in the beautiful Champlain Heights community.   

 

Building and amenities:  

  • 16-units pf two- and three- 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   

  • An amenity room   

  • Laundry room with coin-operated machines  

  • In-suite laundry capabilities  

  • Bike storage  

 

Rental information:  

Rent is predetermined rent.  

YWCA predetermined rent long-term housing sets rent below the average market for the community. 

Eligibility
  • To qualify for YWCA Pacific Spirit Terrace, your total annual family income must fall between the minimum and maximum established housing income limits (please note that this varies by community).  

  • 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.  
     

For More Information 

Yasmin B., Property Services Assistant  

propertyservicesassistant@ywcavan.org   

Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 

Predetermined Rent

Predetermined Rent refers to long-term housing with rent set at an amount below the average market rent for the community. Applicants and tenants have to fall between the minimum and maximum income limits set for the housing units.  The minimum and maximum limits vary by community. 

 

Please refer to the housing community pages listed below for their requirements: 

 

Arbutus Centre

Number of bedrooms Minimum income per year Maximum income (HILs)
a) Two $ 36,540 $ 63,000
b) Three $ 42,840 $ 73,500

Como Lake Mews

Number of bedrooms Minimum income per year Maximum income (HILs)
a) Two $ 27,000 $ 63,000
b) Three $ 30,000 $ 73,500

May Brown Place

Number of bedrooms Minimum income per year Maximum income (HILs)
a) Two $ 35,640 $ 63,000
b) Three $ 40,320 $ 73,500

Pacific Spirit Terrace 

Number of bedrooms Minimum income per year Maximum income (HILs)
a) Two $ 35,000 $ 63,000
b) Three $ 42,000 $ 73,500

Richmond

Number of bedrooms Minimum income per year Maximum income (HILs)
a) Bachelor No minimum $55,000
b) One No minimum $55,000
c) Two   $ 67,500
d) Three   $ 78,000

Apply for Predetermined Rent 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.