Apply for Housing

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

COVID-19 Update

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, and until further notice, new housing applications can only be accepted by fax at 604-669-4092, or scanned and emailed to: application@mclarenhousing.org
All application updates and check-ins must be done during business hours by telephone at 604-669-4090.

We thank you for your patience and cooperation in assisting us to do our part during this time.


Eligibility for Housing

In order to be eligible for subsidized housing, the applicant(s):

  • Must be HIV+
  • Resident of BC for at least 6 months
  • Must have a total household income at or below the Housing Income Limits (HILs) set by BC Housing
  • Must be 19 years or older


Application Process

To apply for subsidized housing you will need to download the Application Form. Please submit a complete application consisting of the following:

  • Completed and signed MHS Application Form
  • Proof of HIV+ health status indicating recent CD4 and viral load counts (Medical Info Form attached, p.5)
  • Proof of income/assets (eg. proof of MSDSI, 3 months bank statements, Notice of Assessment etc.)
  • Supporting documentation from doctors and/or support workers demonstrating the positive impact housing with MHS may have on your health and well-being (optional)


How to Submit

After completing the forms and required documents, you can submit your application

  • By mail: McLaren Housing Society of B.C. Suite 200–649 Helmcken Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 5R1
  • By fax: 604-669-4092 – Please fax all pages
  • By email: housingapplication@mclarenhousing.org – Please attach the document as PDF

Frequently Asked Questions

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