Co-operative Housing is a great alternative to a traditonal rental situation, whereby, you have a landlord. Co-op’s create a "close knit" and family-oriented living environment where everyone knows one another and participates in maintaining and operating the building. The participation time which is required is minimal. Applicants & families must go through an interview and other screening including a credit check. A one-time lump sum of money called shares is also required and is refundable when you move out.
For my handicapped brother and I it has been a wonderful quality of life and alternative to a traditional rental. Everybody knows you ,holds the door open for you and is there if you have an emergency. We have resided in one for over five years now and I would highly recommend it.
Check out the website chf.bc.ca for further information.
Effective January 1st, 2009 Translink/Greater Vancouver Transit Authority restructured the local handydart system and awarded the operating contract to a new company.
The new phone # to book trips and for customer service/inquiries is: (604) 575-6600. (You will be required to quote a client # each time you call in for a trip booking) Lori & Paul
Having a Representation Agreement in place has made day-to-day matters for my handicapped loved one so much easier to manage.
This had included dealing with systems and processes such as: government offices, civil legal, medical, financial, housing, applications, etc.
It is easy to put in effect and affordable. We would recommend it to any family who has a loved one with a disability or senior citizen.
For further information contact:
Representation Agreement & Resource Centre (RARC) or Nidus Registry, 411 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1X4
Phone: (604) 408-7414