If your housing related question is not answered below, feel free to contact us.
Those who wish to rent a unit with the Society must first complete a Society of Hope housing application. Once the application is fully completed and either mailed to or dropped off at the Society's office, applicants are placed on the Society's applicant database. When a current tenant gives notice, and a unit becomes available, applicants are placed from this applicant database. Application forms will be available at The Society's office or may be downloaded from the website starting September 13, 2017. Application Forms
Please note: The Society of Hope maintains a separate application and applicant database from BC Housing and all other non-profit housing providers in the Central Okanagan. If you have not filled out a Society of Hope housing application, you are not on the Society's applicant database.
The Society of Hope maintains a separate application and applicant database from BC Housing and all other non-profit housing providers in the Central Okanagan. If you have not filled out a Society of Hope housing application, you are not on the Society's applicant database.
Regrettably, a new placement can only be made when one of the Society's existing tenants gives notice to move. The Society is not able to predict when tenants will give this notice, so the Society is unable to provide information on how long it may take to get housed. The Society only reviews applications when a unit becomes available. Placements are made based on a number of different variables such as income, age, family configuration, and need. It is not a linear, first come first served process, therefore the priority of placement is constantly changing due to new applications being received.
The Society operates under a number of Housing programs, but basically provides two types of rentals, Subsidized Rentals and Affordable Rentals. Subsidized Rental Units are approximately 30% of the applicant's gross monthly income and Affordable Rental Units are set at a flat rental rate, typically 10% - 15% below market rental rates. For some of these Affordable Rental Units, Seniors aged 60 years or older, and working families may qualify for S.A.F.E.R. or R.A.P subsidies directly through BC Housing. Please see www.bchousing.org for more information.
The Society has rentals for a very wide income range. There are no minimum income requirements for Subsidized Rental Units, but there are maximum income caps. Household income for Subsidized Rental Units must remain below "Housing Income Limits" set by BC Housing. The Society's Affordable Rental Units do have minimum income requirements which vary greatly as they are dependent on the flat rental rate of the specific unit. Household incomes for Affordable Rental Units must remain below "Low and Median Income Limits" set by BC Housing.
The Society is transitioning all housing projects toward non-smoking buildings. Smoking is not permitted in common areas of the building, in units, or on balconies.
All tenants must agree to be on Pre-authorized Debit (PAD).
Sorry, No. All rentals are 100% independent living – each unit is self-contained and has its own kitchen. There are common “Community rooms” for Tenants that desire to put on a coordinated event.
Sorry, No. Each Tenant must make arrangements with Fortis BC or BC Hydro for their own electricity.
The Society has a pet policy. A tenant may keep the following animals as a pet:
Sorry, no cats or dogs.
Sorry, No - not on site. However, many townhome sites are located near public Community Gardens. (Glenmore and Lake Country)