Frequently Asked Questions
Do you provide low income housing?
Yes, there is a rent subsidy available and for those who are eligible. The rent is typically one third of monthly income.
Who is eligible for placement at an ILHS house and how do I access your housing and services?
If you are supported by Community Living BC (CLBC), you need to speak to either your Analyst or Facilitator to inquire about your eligibility. If you are supported by Island Health, you need to speak with your Social Worker or other primary Island Health support.
Can my significant other live with me while I am living in one of your homes?
No, our housing options are for single adults only.
Do you provide seniors specific house?
There are no age restrictions regarding seniors.
Are you planning to build any new homes and/or apartments?
Part of our current Strategic Plan is to create more housing options; however, at this point ILHS does not have any specific plans to build.
What is the rent at your homes?
There is a rent subsidy available and for those who are eligible. The rent is typically one third of monthly income.
Can you provide care to someone in their own home?
Our staffing model does not allow for us to care for someone in their own home.
I like living at The Heathers because it does not feel like an institution and I have my own space and I have access to transportation like BC Transit and HandyDart. I can plan my own activities and make my own choices. Sometimes we get together as a group for brunches, suppers and movies and can socialize with other residents. I like the set up at The Heathers and I expect to be here for quite a while.