If you are interested in becoming a tenant, please submit a completed application form to our office.
You must contact the office every year to keep your name on the wait list.
A Rental Application Form can be accessed here, or from our office. Once your application is received, your name will be placed on the waitlist for the housing complex in which you are interested.
Vacancies are infrequent and are rarely advertised because wait lists for all 3 properties are long. When a vacancy does arise, applicants are selected for interview from the wait lists. Selection criteria include: length of time on the wait list, need, suitability for the rental unit, family size, adaptability (if required) and favourable reference checks.
Rents & Rent Subsidies
We get it – pensions or wages aren’t always enough to pay today’s high rents. Fortunately, there are some rent subsidies available.
Ontario Avenue Apartments
Our Ontario Avenue townhouses are operated under a contract with BC Housing and rents are set at about 10% below market rate. BC Housing provides rent subsidies for up to 18 tenants who cannot afford the established rents. Qualifying tenants pay only 30% of their income towards rent, with BC Housing paying the balance to Life Cycle. Subsidies are based on proof of income, which must be updated annually.
Brew Bay & Cranberry Cottages
Brew Bay & Cranberry cottages are operated directly by Life Cycle, without benefit of support from outside agencies. If you live at one of these sites and need help paying the rent, you may be eligible for assistance from one of BC Housing’s rental assistance programs. These subsidies are based on annual proof of income and arepaid directly to the tenant (not the landlord). You are not eligible for either program if you live in subsidized housing or if you receive income assistance. If you are eligible, we can help with the application form.
Shelter Aid For Elderly Renters (SAFER) is for people over 60 who are not on income assistance and do not live in subsidized housing.
Rental Assistance Program (RAP) is for working families with a gross household income of $40,000 or less, who have at least one dependent child, and have been employed at some point over the last year.
We do not provide social support services to our tenants. Before accepting tenants who need support, we ensure that other agencies are committed to providing them with the needed services. If someone develops a need for services after becoming a tenant, we will, to the best of our ability, help them advocate with the appropriate agencies.