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Accessible Housing Resources

The Accessible Housing Resource page is divided into two categories, For Housing Seekers and For Housing Providers. Here you will find information and resources on topics such as tenants rights and responsibilities to accessible guidelines and building codes.  Call our Information Service Agents at 1-800-689-2477 if you require information that we do not currently have listed. We will be pleased to try and find the resources you need regarding anything from being successful in your housing search  to renovating your property for access.

29 Responses to “Accessible Housing Resources”

  1. Noel Barber on June 1, 2013 @ 5:03 am

    I’m interested in wheelchair affordable housing in the Kelowna area.

    • Hi Noel,

      Unfortunately we don’t have any listings for Kelowna at this time.

      Bert Abbott
      Information Services Agent

    • Hi Mr. Barber on February 15, 2017 @ 4:29 pm

      Just wondering did you have any luck finding a wheelchair accessible unit that was affordable in Kelowna?

      Would really like to hear from you.

      J. O’Neill

  2. Gerry Morris on December 5, 2013 @ 9:29 pm

    I am looking subsidizing housing in the lowermainland for myself one BDRM or batchlar that excepts one spaided cat and a non- drinker or subsense abuser . .

  3. I really need to be reregistrired I was on BCHouseing since ,1987 and just was bumped out of a really good place due a long stay in the hospital. Course now I’m stronger and need a new place.

    Thank you,

    • Heather Lamb on October 24, 2014 @ 1:15 pm

      Hi Mickey, I’ve sent you an email with our latest Housing List of Vacancies and a BC Housing application form and a few other places to apply.


  4. Currently confined to wheelchair and hospitalized.
    This coming week will be discharged from hospital,and healthcare professionals have advised that are unable to assist with recommendation/research to locate suitable rental accomodation.

    Require temporary for approx. 3 month duration rental accomdation.
    One level accomodation with level ground vehicle parking; do NOT require the suite to provide ” handicap” ” accessible” wheelchair features.
    Anmore through to West Maple Ridge is location required.

    Suggestions/recommendations for the following:
    bed and breakfast,
    corporate/executive/professional oriented
    adult oriented basement suite, condo, apartment
    one or two bedroom furnished or unfurnished suite rental
    for short term duration would be appreciated.

    OR recommendation of an appropriate agency that would have resources available to assist in this urgent situation.

    Thank you

  5. Looking for wheelchair accessible housing in Penticton? Am registered with BC housing but nothing. Need a place ASAP
    Thank You

    • Hi Jake,
      Unfortunately, I am not aware of any vacancies at this time and it must be difficult to find accessible housing in Penticton. I looked at our listings and we have not had and accessible listing in our Housing List of Vacancies or on our accessible housing website for some time. Have you contacted the four BC Housing subsidized housing in Penticton? They are Abbot Towers, Kiwanis, Reed’s Corner and The Tower. If you would like, I can add you to our email list and you will be notified if we receive any notifications of available rental units.

      • Hi Bert
        Thanks for the response. Yes I’m registered BC housing and do believe they are on the list of housing in Penticton.
        Thank You

  6. Hi guys,

    I was having trouble finding an accessible three bedroom co-op, apartment, etc. I have a lower injury and I fit in standard units too but it would be much easier if it was accessible even a little like the bathroom at my parents is so tight that I have to transfer onto the toilet then slide down a bridge. If anyone knows where else if should look please let me know.

    Thanks so much, Kodee

  7. Hello and help. I am in a wheelchair and want to walk aagain someday. Currently we are living in an old 5th wheel and I am suffering more and more. We have 4 little doggies well trained and love. I lost my ability to walk due to PPMS. and I have not had a normal shower in a month or slept on a bed. I am a positive person but I am sicker every moment and I need a doctor and a place to call home please help me please help me.

  8. I am a married women who is in a power chair who is looking for a modified unit that is in Kelowna, B.C. I am registered with B.C. Housing & the Hope Society but, their modifed units are not for couples. 1 unit was only 645 square feet and the other one is 748 square feet. They only had one bedroom units and none had balconies. In both units the bedrooms
    were to small (a person would only be able to fit a single bed in there) and when you are a married couple that is not practical. The reason I am looking and trying so persistantly is because, my health is really dictating that I start the search now in hopes that I can find something that is centrally located that is like a one bedroom and den modified unit that would allow me to move my powerchair around freely in the unit and have enough room to fit medical equipment that I need to have in the bedroom. Everywhere I look I get the same answer we only have 1 bedroom units and they are smaller then what we have now.

    The unit my husband and I are in now is not wheelchair accessible so that is why I am trying desparately to find a unit that is and modified. Would also need the unit to be for low income and income directed.

    I was also hoping that , if you have a scale that I would use for measurements for a unit that is modified 1 bedroom and what a 2 bedroom size should be?



  9. Adel Othman on March 1, 2018 @ 2:19 am

    Hi .

    I have SCI and I’m looking for two bedroom for me and my family my sister also she has no vision . we live in one bedroom and we are 3 person me, my wife and my sister . is any chance to find place in Vancouver?

    Thank You

  10. hi there

    im looking for a one or two bedroom wheelchair accessible place in kelowna

  11. Kevin North on May 30, 2018 @ 1:43 am


    We have a 2 bed 2 bath wheelchair accessible home for rent in Penticton BC

    It has a pool and a view

    Rent is $2700 per month


    • Heather Lamb on May 30, 2018 @ 3:26 pm

      Hi Kevin, thanks for letting us know. Please post this on the housing vacancies section of this site, at https://accessiblehousingbc.ca/ I can post it for you but will need a few more details, like the specific accessibility features, address and how people should get in touch if they are interested.

  12. Hi there,

    I am looking for a subsidized, wheelchair accessible rental unit for 1 adult in the West End of Vancouver.


  13. Hi, I am looking for a wheelchair accessible housing anywhere in the lower mainland or Vancouver Island for someone. Currently living in Vancouver in a BC housing apartment that is clearly not wheelchair friendly and it is really affecting their physical & mental health and nothing is being done by BC housing in regards to a transfer.

    • Hello, this is a complaint we hear often. There is a shortage of accessible housing across the province. Hopefully something will come up.


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