From the Housing section of My Help Book for Victoria and Vancouver BC. (updated as of December 2014)
To find most housing and rental subsidies available to BC residents check BCHousing.org (click on "Find Housing" top left corner for subsidies list).
Or call BC Housing:
Toll free from anywhere in BC: 1-800-257-7756
Victoria: 250 475-7550
Full BC Housing phone and fax numbers list
For Seniors - SAFER subsidy program
For Families - Rental Assistance subsidy program
For families with dependent children (under age 19; or under age 25 and in school; or defined as dependent under tax rules).
For Home Owners
Home Adaptation subsidies
Energy Efficiency programs
See more subsidy information (including for people with disabilities) at BC Housing.org
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HOUSING COSTS IN VICTORIA AND VANCOUVER
According to CMHC's Fall 2014 Rental Report, the average rent for a one bedroom apartment in Victoria is $850 per month, however, a survey of recent (Nov-Dec 2014) Craigslist ads shows the average rent for a one bedroom in the Victoria region is closer to $900/month. For Vancouver, CMHC's average rent for a one bedroom apartment is $1020, however, recent Craigslist ads show the average closer to $1100/month.
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