Here is some information about 4 upcoming accessible 2-BD units to be built in Coquitlam by Habitat for Humanity in Greater Vancouver for a 21-year lease.

The applications are now open and the first step is to fill out a pre-screening form at:

The next step is to make a direct introduction by emailing Lynne Stranger, the Director of Family Services at Habitat for Humanity in Greater Vancouver at

Here are some details about the accessible units:

  • Site: 1368 Coast Meridien Road, Coquitlam (construction starts in Fall 2023)
  • 4 accessible units (out of 42 total?); likely 2 accessible units ready in Fall 2024, the other two ready in Fall 2025
  • 2 BD accessible units; approx 900 sq ft each
  • Opportunities for customizing home to accessibility needs
  • Long-term lease of 21 years (for “partner families”)
  • Income requirement: $35K to 86K; PWD is assessed on a case-by-case basis. Need ability to pay.
  • 3-year residency requirement in Metro Vancouver; prefer Coquitlam or Port Moody, but other areas ok.
  • Rent: 30% of gross income (no downpayment needed)
  • When move out, will get 70% of (rental income?) back – an opportunity to build equity
  • Units are ideal for families with dependent children under 18 years of age
  • Parking in front of unit (for accessible units) or nearby.
  • No smoking
  • No pet dogs; 1 indoor cat (maybe 2) ok; service and emotional support dogs with a doctor’s note is ok (e.g. a dog that’s assisted a child); encourage animals to be certified – let them know of individual situations, they try to be fair.
  • Volunteer requirement: 500 hours in 18 months, can get started before construction of the complex, lots of opportunities.