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Red Door Housing Community Update: Dec. 8th 2020

Staff are working remotely and we request you do not go to any of the offices. The property managers are not available for in person visits but they can be reached by phone, text or e-mail during regular working hours.

We have had a number of changes over the last few months.

We have a new property manager who replaces Laura at Quayside, Ladner Willows, Catherine Anne Court. Fraserlands and Place Des Amis.

Justin is the new property manager and his e-mail is Justin@reddoorhousing.ca or 604-219-1727.

Maria is taking care of Cottonwood Park, Fenstanton Place, Cougar Creek, Glyn Haven, Sunrise Terrace and Reynard Park. Maria can be reached at Maria @reddoorhousing.ca or 604-202-4954.

SUBSIDY
The property managers DO NOT do subsidy nor engage with any level of rent calculation and/or rent adjustments. If you have a question about the subsidy calculation please use the Subsidy tab in the tenants section of the website. Belinda is now working with Deanna in the subsidy department and will monitor the questions that come through the website.

RENT
Melanie has taken over the reception duties and the rent administration and can be reached at Melanie@reddoorhousing.ca.
If you are paying your rent by e-transfer please e-mail it to:accounting@reddoorhousing.ca. If you have a post dated cheque and are sending an e-transfer please let accounting know in the e-mail to cancel the cheque. We do thank you for not paying by cheque so we can limit our contacts.

When you call head office please leave a message as we can’t always be available during this time but we will follow up on the messages.

If its a question related to maintenance or subsidy please use the forms on the website and if its an emergency please call your property manag- er if its during business hours and the emergency line after hours. This emergency number is on our website and posted on site under for current tenants.

Note: The rent freeze does not apply to subsidized tenants so if your family income has increased your rent also will increase and if you have lost income and need a rent reduction you can request that a subsidy re- view package be sent out to you. Please make this request a soon as you know about the decrease as it will at least 30 days to process.

GARBAGE
We also have Ferenc out and about in a Red Door Housing van to help keep the properties clean and tidy. Please help by not littering and en- sure your garbage containers are not left out for the wildlife to spread around. Please note that garbage should never be placed outside be- fore 5 :30 am on garbage day as per the bylaws. All garbage containers and bins must be properly closed and secured at all times.
BE BEAR AWARE: A fed bear is a dead bear.

If the containers are full please do not leave your recycling and garbage beside the containers as they can’t jump in the bins on their own 🙂
If recycling is contaminated the company will not pick up the totes. Please ensure that you are following the recycling rules so we are not fined and forced to pass it on to the individual. Your co-operation is appreciated.
We have installed camera’s at all sites and we will be monitoring for any illegal dumping and any suspicious behaviour. If you see something
please call the police.

UPDATES
We will be posting updates and changes on our website to keep everyone apprised as we make further changes. Continue to use the maintenance request form that is on the website. If you have a complaint there is also a form on the website but we would appreciate if you could resolve any personal or community issues with your neighbours and or community.

As we enter the holiday season we want to wish you all a safe and happy holiday season. Let’s all hope for a better 2021.
Thank you from all the Red Door Housing staff for all your support and patience as we grow and change to meet the needs of a changing world.

Lets hope 2021 is a better year

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Web site: https://reddoorhousing.ca/

COVID-19 Notice

To our communities,

Many of us are aware of the recent COVID – 19 (Coronavirus) respiratory illness outbreak and that this situation is changing rapidly.  We are following the recent advice of the BC’s Health authorities and the Public Health Agency of Canada to ensure that we are keeping our residents, staff and service providers healthy and safe.  After some careful deliberation our Head Office is temporarily closed to all visitors. We are open to only deal with emergency matters and to complete review requests, rent payments etc. Please do not attend to the head office location during this outbreak period.  Our property management team will continue to be available to our residents through email and cell phone to assist with requests and to provide other supports and services as needed.

Please click this link for more info:
Tenant Memo COVID-19

Supporting renters during COVID-19:
BC Housing will be administering the new British Columbia Temporary Rental Supplement (BC-TRS) program. Applications are NOT yet open. See BC-TRS program frequently asked questions for more info. The application process is still under development, with applications opening online in early April.

The following are resources for you on the Coronavirus including prevention:
http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/coronavirus-(novel)
https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/health-feature/coronavirus-covid-19
https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19.html

The following are resources for EI:
https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/ei/ei-regular-benefit/apply.html
https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/programs/ei/ei-list/ei-roe.html

Stay safe and healthy!

Vancouver – Housing Project for Chinese Seniors

Architect Patrick R. Stewart’s rendering of the proposed Chinese seniors’ housing development at 835-837 East Hastings Street.

August 1st, 2018

Carlito Pablo, The Georgia Straight 

 

A Chinese clan association is proposing to provide affordable housing for elderly Chinese in East Vancouver. Lee’s Benevolent Association of Canada has purchased a site on East Hastings Street between Hawks and Campbell avenues for this purpose.

The location is near Chinatown, which the association deems will be of great benefit to Chinese seniors who will live in the future development.

“Lee’s Benevolent believes this project is a great opportunity for…aging Chinese seniors in the neighbourhood to remain close to the Chinatown community with its associated sense of community, social opportunities, shopping, groceries, produce, and other supports,” according to a letter by George Lee to the City of Vancouver.

Lee was writing on behalf of the association regarding its application to rezone the location for a six-storey mixed-use building.

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Mayor Approves Mi Casa Redevelopment

Mayor and Council Approve 51 New Homes for Red Door Housing Society

Mi Casa apartment rental

July 12th, 2017,  Vancouver Mayor’s Office

Mayor and Council have approved 51 new homes at Mi Casa (870 E.8th Ave), a social housing site operated by the Red Door Society. The new development, which includes a minimum 30 per cent of homes for tenants with income below $60,000, will replace the existing deteriorating 22 unit building, and deliver new affordable rental homes available on a month-to-month basis.

“Vancouver’s affordability crisis persists in affecting all incomes and neighbourhoods, but finding affordable, secure housing for residents on low and moderate incomes is particularly tough. I’m proud to support the Red Door Society in delivering sorely needed affordable housing for some of our most vulnerable residents – low income seniors and families – close to transit and community amenities in the heart of Mount Pleasant.”

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75 New Affordable Units coming to Coquitlam

Coquitlam is B.C’s first community to receive HousingHub money to build units

April 13th, 2018

Richard Zussman, Global News

Coquitlam is set to be home to the province’s first HousingHub as the provincial government looks to partner to build 75 housing units in the community.

“Building affordable homes for middle-income people is key to tackling the housing crisis, and we have to work together to get it done,” said B.C. Premier John Horgan.

“We are taking the expertise from BC Housing and now bringing the resources as well. We will get the projects started.”

The HousingHub was a key component of the NDP government’s 30 point housing plan that was unveiled in February. It aims to bring local governments, developers and the non-profit sector together to build housing.

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$1 Billion Available Funding for Affordable Housing


June 26th, 2018

Richard Zussman, Global News 

British Columbia has signed a deal with the federal government that will see almost $1 billion go to affordable housing across the province over the next decade.

The provincial and federal governments say more than $990 million will be spent on building, repairing and expanding social housing and supporting housing affordability.

The costs will be split between the two level of government, 50/50.

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New Definition of Affordable Housing Needed

Housing advocate organization ACORN is pushing Toronto to redefine what is calls affordable rentals. (ACORN Canada)

July 19th, 2018

The Star Editorial Board 

What people can afford to pay for a home has nothing to do with the price of housing and everything to do with their income. When it comes to buying a house that’s something mortgage lenders know well. But when it comes to the rental housing market that’s a concept that’s harder to find.

And that’s how Toronto wound up with an affordable housing program that doesn’t actually produce much affordable rental housing. Instead, it results in housing that’s pegged to the city’s average market rents.

Certainly, that’s not bad housing and it fills a need. But it does not fill the needs of Toronto’s low-income tenants as the city is so keen to suggest it does.

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Vancouver – 6 Story Rental Project Approved

Taking inspiration from Vienna, City of North Van council unanimously green lights 48-unit rental project with five below-market units. Graphic Supplied by City of North Vancouver

July 18th, 2018

Jeremy Shepherd, North Shore News

Shortly after discussing the role Austria’s communist party played in establishing Vienna’s stock of subsidized rental housing; City of North Vancouver council got around to the development on the table.

The project has a floor space ratio – which measures a building’s total floor space against its lot size – of 2.6, making it as dense as possible according to city guidelines. Rather than pay the city approximately $1.96 million for more than 14,000 extra square feet of floor space, the applicant offered to make the project 100 per cent rental and include five units rented at 10 per cent below market rates for at least 10 years.

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