Finding Affordable Housing
Richmond is home to a range of affordable housing options for low and middle income households, including individuals, families, persons with disabilities, and seniors.
There are three main types of affordable housing available in Richmond:
- Non-market/subsidized housing, which offers housing units significantly below average market rents;
- Housing co-operatives, which are buildings where residents collectively manage the units; and
- Low End Market Rental (LEMR), which provides housing units for low and moderate income households.
Finding an Affordable Housing Unit
If you are in need of an affordable place to live, the following resources are available to assist in finding a housing unit:
- The City of Richmond publishes the Affordable Housing Guide, which provides a comprehensive list of affordable housing options in Richmond;
- BC Housing provides an online inventory of many affordable housing options in Richmond; and
- BC211 provides information and referrals to a range of housing options in Metro Vancouver
Low End Market Rental (LEMR) Units
Low End Market Rental (LEMR) units are for individuals and families on low incomes that may not otherwise be able to afford rents at typical market rates.
The map below provides the location of Low End Market Rental units in Richmond. For more information regarding these units, please see the Affordable Housing Guide.