Cowichan Housing Association works in collaboration with community partners to build community capacity and alignment and address homelessness through fostering a regional Coalition to address systemic priorities and providing homelessness prevention programming and resources.


CHA provides ongoing information and referral services to individuals seeking assistance regarding housing (those who are homeless or precariously housed and seeking housing and support services) and tenancy / landlord issues. Funds permitting, CHA provides emergency funding to aid in the prevention of housing / hydro loss.


Ready to Rent Education:
Have you had problems keeping rental housing? Is something preventing you from being seen as a good tenant?  By taking our course, you can learn how to plan for better housing, identify what landlords look for in choosing a tenant, improve your chances for getting the housing you need, learn how to improve your budgeting skills and how to improve your rental references. CHA provides Ready to Rent courses and workshops throughout the year.


Emergency Assistance Program:

Depending on available funding, CHA provides emergency assistance funds to individuals at risk of homelessness via eviction and/or hydro cut-off. The purpose of the fund is to:

  • To prevent a tenant(s) from being evicted.
  • To assist an individual or family facing disconnection of power/heating due to lack of funds.
  • The Emergency Housing Assistance Program is to be used for housing emergencies where an individual or family is facing eviction or loss of power/heat and where other sources of funding have been exhausted.


For more information call our office at 250-597-1938.


T.R.A.C. Tenants Resource and Avocacy Centre –

Government of BC, Residential Tenancies –

B.C. Housing Tenant Resources –


Landlord BC, Landlord Education –

Ready to Rent BC –

Government of BC, Residential Tenancies:

Questions, Concerns or Ideas? We’d Love to Hear from You.