We provide housing services that support vulnerable people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness to maintain stable, long-term housing. We serve through street outreach, housing search, and housing-first programs. We are committed to and passionate about ending homelessness in our communities. We believe that housing is a right.

Housing + Vancouver

Provides Youth (19-24), eligible low-income earners employed, living in Vancouver, Richmond, North Shore, New Westminster, and Burnaby with financial assistance to help with their monthly rent payments to their landlords for housing in the private market rentals. Program sponsored and in partnership with BC Housing. Please contact us at 604-709-5720 or by email at byrc@pcrs.ca or visit us at 2455 Fraser Street, Vancouver, BC.

Who is eligible? We need a cooperative Landlord to receive monthly rent subsidy cheques from our agency to set this program up. Must provide Residential Tenancy Agreement from the landlord:

  1. Youth ages 19 – 24 (Broadway Youth Resource Centre services to age 24).
  2. Must be employed part-time or full-time… income allowed from these sources: MSD Income Assistance (IA) – MSD Person with Disability (PWD), or Employment Insurance (EI), or MCFD Agreements with Young Adults (AYA) – but need part-time employment to qualify if getting this income.
  3. Your gross annual income is $40,000 or LESS.
  4. You filed your annual Canadian income tax return and if not must provide (3) months bank statements to demonstrate financial need.
  5. You meet one of the following Citizenship requirements: Canadian citizen, or authorized to take up Permanent Residence in Canada, or Convention refugee; and are not under private sponsorship.
  6. You have lived in British Columbia for the full twelve (12) months immediately preceding your application.
  7. Not currently receiving rental subsidy from any BC Government Programs – Including BC Housing, not currently living in Subsidized (Social Supportive) Housing.
  8. Living in service area: Richmond, Burnaby, North Shore, New Westminster, Vancouver.
  9. Currently living in a rental – unit/house/room/apartment with a Residential Tenancy Agreement.

RAP is currently at capacity, please contact the program coordinator about the waitlist at 604.709.5720.

Housing + Vancouver

The Vancouver Youth Housing Program provides transitional housing support to youth at risk of homelessness aged 16-24. This is a youth-centered program where participants work with housing staff to create a plan based on their goals to achieve long-term sustainable housing. This program offers a variety of housing options for different support level needs, from low barrier transitional housing to portable market housing subsidies. Please contact us at 604-709-5720 or by email at byrc@pcrs.ca or visit us at 2455 Fraser Street, Vancouver, BC.

The waitlist is now OPEN.

At this time we are only accepting applicants that Identify LGBT2QS and youth that can live with roommates in shared accommodations.

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Applicants must fill out a BYRC housing program application form please see below. Selected candidates will be interviewed by a panel of BYRC and BC Housing staff members before being accepted into the program.

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Housing + Vancouver

This youth service supports youth 15-18 in foster care to transition to living independently. The program provides outreach, counselling, and after-hours support to assist youth in developing life skills. Referrals are made directly by MCFS and VACFSS social workers. Please contact us at 604 709-5720 or email us at byrc@pcrs.ca or visit us at 2455 Fraser Street, Vancouver, BC.