YWCA Moiz and Nadia Place
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YWCA Moiz and Nadia Place


In the heart of Richmond, this housing unit provides 27 affordable units serving single mothers and their children, as well as housing for single women without dependents.  

For the first time, studio and one-bedroom units are also available alongside our usual offerings of two- and three-bedroom units. We prioritize those who are fleeing violence from an intimate partner and those who wish to stay in the community.  

YWCA Moiz and Nadia Place is close to Richmond Centre, grocery stores, Richmond Public Library, Richmond General Hospital, play areas and plenty of green spaces. Residents will also have full access to all other building amenities within the four-tower complex.  

Applications are now open

Scroll down for information on applying to be a resident, eligibility and for a link to our application form.

If you have any further questions about the application, you can contact Yasmin B., Property Services Assistant on propertyservicesassistant@ywcavan.org (office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays).

Status: waitlist open



YWCA Moiz and Nadia Place is our first site with bachelor and one-bedroom suites for women with, or without, children.  

  • You are a single woman without children who can live independently.

  • 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 reliable and positive previous housing references. 

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

  • Priority given to women 55+ and women who have experienced or are fleeing abuse from an intimate partner.

  • Priority is given to women and families with strong ties to Richmond.

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: 



Number of bedrooms Minimum income per year Maximum income (HILs)
a) Two $ 45,719 $ 72,000
b) Three $ 50,119 $ 86,600

Como Lake Mews

Number of bedrooms Minimum income per year Maximum income (HILs)
a) Two $ 32,719 $ 72,000
b) Three $ 36,319 $ 86,600

May Brown Place

Number of bedrooms Minimum income per year Maximum income (HILs)
a) Two $ 41,359 $ 72,000
b) Three $ 52,039 $ 86,600

Pacific Spirit Terrace 

Number of bedrooms Minimum income per year Maximum income (HILs)
a) Two $ 41,599 $ 72,000
b) Three $ 49,879 $ 86,600

Moiz and Nadia Place

Number of bedrooms Minimum income per year Maximum income (HILs)
a) Bachelor No minimum $ 41,979
b) One No minimum $ 46,341
c) Two $ 51,399 $ 56,699
d) Three $ 60,839 $ 70,329

Apply for Predetermined Rent Housing

Policies, guidelines, the fine print
  • YWCA Housing is for women and their dependent children only (with the exception of housing for single women without children in Richmond). 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.