Find safe, secure, reliable housing
Find safe, secure, reliable housing

We work with low-income individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS and are homeless or inadequately housed

What We do
What We Do

We help those with HIV/AIDS secure safe homes through subsidized housing, portable rental subsidies and more

Your support matters
Your Support Matters

Whether it's donating now, making a legacy contribution, or a $5 annual membership, your support helps us help more people.

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joe average mural
Artist Joe Average in front of his mural “One World, One Hope—40 Years Later” at Helmcken House.
Photo by Mavreen David.

Our Housing




We work with low-income individuals and families who are living with HIV/AIDS and are homeless or inadequately housed. Our mission is to provide safe, secure and affordable housing and support services for individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS to increase the opportunity for improved health, wellness, independent living and sense of community.

Helmcken Housing Building
Helmcken House

Granville & Helmcken; 32 self-contained bachelor & 1-BR apartments). Independent- living

Howe Street

Howe Street opened in 2013 and is located at 1249 Howe Street. It is a supportive housing project with 110 units. There are bachelor, one-bedroom, two-bedroom and wheelchair adapted units.

Room rented through portable subsidy
Portable Subsidies and Partnerships

McLaren Housing Society administers portable rental subsidies as cash amounts to alleviate clients’ market rents so they can live independently in market housing in our wider community. We have partnerships with Seymour Place, The Affordable Housing Societies (20 bachelor units), Mole Hill Community Housing (10 bachelor units), and Nicholson Towers, The Bloom Group (20 bachelor units)


How to Apply for Housing


McLaren Housing Society manages and maintains its own housing wait list and partners with many community based agencies who may refer applicants. Applicants are encouraged to contact the society every twelve months to update information.


Become a Member


Membership to McLaren Housing Society is a great way to show your support for our programs and become part of a caring community that is committed to improving the lives of individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS.


We are proud to announce for 2021:



Artist Rendering of 1190 Burrard Housing

1190 Burrard


McLaren Housing Society of BC is proud and pleased to have the opportunity to operate 169 units at the north east corner of Davie and Burrard in Vancouver, BC.


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