Apply for Housing


McLaren Housing Society manages and maintains its housing waitlist and partners with many community-based agencies that 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

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, Income Tax Return, 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 a PDF

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