Affordable Housing in the Powell River Region
Life Cycle operates 51 rental units at 3 sites: Ontario Avenue, Brew Bay and Cranberry.
MAINTAINING THE BEST POSSIBLE STANDARDS
It is an important priority for the Society to maintain the buildings and properties to the best possible standards within our limited resources. All rental units are inspected annually and repaired as needed to prolong the building life, create comfortable and safe homes for our tenants, and to fit into the surrounding neighbourhoods.
The Society’s focus is on housing, and it does not provide any support services on-site, so tenants must be capable of living independently or have private arrangements for needed services. If the need for extra service arises, we may direct tenants to services available in the community.
Rents are determined through budgetary needs and regular market appraisals. Some rent subsidies are available, but their sources and financial levels differ between properties.
Life Cycle properties are pet friendly. Tenants must declare and register their pet and agree to our Pet Policy before the pet is permitted on our property. The number and size of the pet is different for each our properties. No exotic animals or dangerous breeds are permitted.
New Supported Housing
Life Cycle has partnered with PREP Community Programs to operate a 40-unit supportive housing complex on behalf of BC Housing, through the Province’s Rapid Response to Homelessness Program. The complex, scheduled to open in autumn 2019, is located on Joyce Avenue, across from Quality Foods, on land BC Housing has leased from the Regional Hospital District.
The housing consists of individual studio units, each with a private bathroom, in a single structure. These homes are for people who are experiencing or are at risk of homelessness in our community. Residents will be single, low income individuals over the age of 19 who need supports to maintain housing. There will be a meal program and at least 2 support staff will be on site 24 hours a day, 7days a week.
Cranberry Property Redevelopment
Life Cycle has applied to BC Housing for funding and additional land to redevelop the property with new buildings that could provide 24 new homes for families and seniors. The project is still in the planning phase, but we are hopeful.