YWCA No.3  Road Richmond Project
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YWCA No.3 Road Richmond Project


Status: in development


We are partnering with Keltic Development on a new housing project to provide 27 affordable units in the heart of Richmond. 

For the first time, studio and one-bedroom units will also be available alongside our usual offerings of two- and three-bedroom units. In addition to serving single mothers and their children, we will also be offering housing for single women without dependents. We will be prioritizing those who are fleeing violence from an intimate partner and those who wish to stay in the community.  

This new YWCA housing community 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.  

We are embarking on a capital campaign to raise $5.9M, and are actively seeking donors to join us in making this housing a reality. 

For more information or to make a donation, contact: 

Bobbi Sarai  
604 895 5780

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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


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.