Welcoming people with disabilities into our co op communities.
People with disabilities face many struggles which affect their quality of life. Affording housing should not be one of them.
The Community Housing Land Trust Foundation (CHLTF) is passionate about making sure people with disabilities have the choice to live in co-op housing. We want to make sure that people with disabilities can afford to pay for housing co-op share purchases.
A housing co-op looks like any other townhouse or apartment building. The difference is that people who live in co-ops jointly own them.
Housing co-op communities are diverse and made up of people with different backgrounds, incomes, and special needs. These diverse and vibrant communities are the unique strength of the co-op housing movement.
Recognizing that even a small extra monthly cost can be a hardship for someone on a fixed income, the Disability Trust helps by providing loans with no fee or interest to qualified beneficiaries.
The Disability Trust is administered by the Community Housing Land Trust Foundation (CHLTF). The CHLTF recognized that the co-op housing sector was building accessible units, only to find that people who needed them could not afford to pay the share purchase required for co-op membership.
Recognizing that even a small extra monthly cost can be a hardship for someone on a fixed income, the Trust helps by providing loans with no fee or interest to qualified beneficiaries.
In order to be eligible for a Disability Trust loan, applicants must meet three criteria:
Here's how the Disability Trust works:
As a society, we need to support people with disabilities.
We encourage co-ops to help raise awareness about the program, so that qualified people can receive assistance.
When it comes to accessible, affordable housing, disabled people constitute a marginalized group. By enabling individuals that require it most, we build better communities. – Amrit Dhadwal, BCCA Intern – Fund Coordinator
If you would like to assist us in maintaining strong, supportive communities, consider making a donation to the Disability Trust.
Please mail your donation to:
Community Housing Land Trust Foundation
220-1651 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, BC V5L 3Y3
604-879-5111 ext. 103
(toll free at 1-866-879-5111 ext. 103)