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    ATTAINABLE HOUSING FOR WORKING FAMILIES

ATTAINABLE HOUSING FOR WORKING FAMILIES

Rental prices in the Okanagan continue to increase to the point where working families making moderate incomes can no longer afford to rent a suitable home. This rental housing is for people who may not be eligible for subsidized housing. Thanks to Public & Private partnerships we are able to provide quality housing in the Okanagan that is affordable for working families with children. Through support from the Government of Canada, the Province of British Columbia, municipalities, and local housing providers, the following rental housing has been made available with rents equal to, or lower than, average rates in the private-market. If you are a working family earning at least $3300/month before taxes and have children under 19 years old you are welcome apply for any available listings below.

Frequently Asked Questions

IS THIS LOW INCOME HOUSING?
No, although these are mixed income properties these homes are flat rate rentals for working families. This rental housing is housing with rents equal to, or lower than, average rates in the private-market.
ARE THESE JUST PROMOTIONAL RENTS FOR THE FIRST FEW MONTHS?

No,  thanks to ongoing Government grants these rental rates are set once a year and remain 10-20% below what the appraised market rents would be. Local rental rates and Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation data are used to set these rates. 

WHY IS THE MINIMUM INCOME SET AT $3300/month?

Working families who earn LESS than $3300  ($40,000 per year) have rental assistance options such as the Provincial Rental Assistance Program whereas working families earning MORE than $3300 do not qualify for these programs yet still struggle to afford current market rental prices. This allows moderate income families the opportunity to pay a reasonable rent they can afford.

FAQ

How to Apply

If you are a working family, currently residing in the Okanagan, earning at least $3300/month before taxes and have children under 19 years old  you are welcome apply for any available listings.

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