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:
For more information call our office at 250-597-1938.
T.R.A.C. Tenants Resource and Avocacy Centre – http://tenants.bc.ca/
Government of BC, Residential Tenancies – https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/housing-tenancy/residential-tenancies
B.C. Housing Tenant Resources – https://www.bchousing.org/housing-assistance/tenant-programs-resources
Landlord BC, Landlord Education – https://landlordbc.ca/
Ready to Rent BC – https://rentsmarteducation.org/
Government of BC, Residential Tenancies: