Independent Living

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KinVillage offers affordable rental housing and subsidized rental housing for independent older adults and for younger adults with disabilities.  The monthly cost of affordable housing is $750.  The subsidized housing is offered through our partnership with BC Housing and rent is based on 30% of total gross income.  There are age, residency, income and asset requirements to be eligible for either of these rental options.   See further details on eligibility in the “Apply for KinVillage Independent Living” section below.

Independent Living Details

Living in the independent apartments at KinVillage provides older adults with a comfortable, safe residence within a supportive community. Residents enjoy a free membership to our Community Centre next door, with easy access to adult-focused programming for fitness, dances, billiards, games, arts and crafts, music, education, outings and events, as well as the convenience of the Unique Boutique (gently-used clothing store) and the Buenos Dias Café.

Suite Information

All are one bedroom suites with an ensuite bathroom, living and dining areas including a full kitchen with a fridge and stove. Each has its own balcony or patio. Larger-sized suites are assigned to accommodate couples or those who require wheelchairs. There are additional common lounge areas and patios for gatherings within each building. Shared laundry facilities are available in convenient locations to all suites.

Independent Living Suites are located within 3 buildings at KinVillage. Pets and smoking are not allowed in the buildings. (Please be aware that some existing tenants, under a “grandfather” provision, are permitted to smoke in their suites.)  There are designated outdoor smoking areas on the property.

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  • North Court (86) ranging from 464 square feet to 550 square feet. Here’s a typical suite layout:

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  • South Court (11) ranging from 430 square feet to 550 square feet. Here’s a typical suite layout:

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  • Vidal Court (30) primarily 578 square feet with some up to 813 square feet. Here’s a typical suite layout:

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Area Information

KinVillage is comprised of 4 residential buildings and a community centre.  All buildings are non-smoking with designated outdoor smoking areas, close walking distance to one another and are in close proximity to most amenities; a nearby bus stop, a grocery store, several banks, a mall and a medical building are a five to ten minute walk away. The adjacent Winskill Park offers seniors outdoor fitness equipment and an aquatic and fitness facility also, just minutes away. Many people walk to do grocery shopping or to their health appointments. Others have vehicles of their own for which onsite parking is available. Bus outings may be available to provide an opportunity for residents to shop or to attend church.

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APPLY FOR KinVillage INDEPENDENT LIVING

Please visit http://www.bchousing.org/Options/Subsidized_Housing to learn about the process and requirements for application for subsidized housing.

To apply for subsidized, independent housing, you must:

  1. be a permanent resident of British Columbia, and meet Canadian Citizenship requirements as defined by BC Housing; follow this link for other residency details:
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  2. have a low to moderate income as defined annually by BC Housing (currently less than $42,500 a year);
  3. have household net assets less than $100,000;
  4. and be age 55 years or older and/or a person with disabilities who can live independently and is in receipt of a recognized disability pension or is considered disabled for income tax purposes.

To apply for affordable independent housing, you must:

  • have a low income as periodically defined by Metro Vancouver (currently less than $30,000 a year);
  • have household net assets less than $100,000;
  • and be age 55 years or older.

You can fill out the form and submit by email or drop it off at our Community Centre.

*To submit the form digitally, please download the form below, save it to your computer and fill it out at your leisure. When completed, simply click the email address on the form, attach the file and send!

You may also pick-up an application form Monday through Friday at either the KinVillage South Court Reception Desk at 5440 – 10th Avenue, Tsawwassen, B.C. between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. or the Community Centre’s front desk, 5430 – 10th Avenue, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Download Application Form Here