What resources can I access today?

Our team is continuously developing resources to aid in navigating the development process. If there is something specific you find would be useful but is not currently available, please let us know. We are open to creating materials tailored to your needs.

Common Affordable Housing Development Terms and Acronyms
Confused by development jargon and acronyms you haven’t heard before? This document will help demystify the language used in the development sector.

National Capital Funding and Financing Table
Wondering where you can find funding to pay for your project? This document outlines the national programs available to help fund your new second stage transitional housing project.

External: BCSTH’s Women-Centred Housing Design Toolkit & Checklist
Are you considering the design of your new project? The BC Society of Transition Houses (BCSTH) has created a toolkit of ideas for women-centred design guidelines to meet the needs of women and children fleeing violence. This valuable resource is extremely helpful at the beginning of your project, but has insights to consider at any stage.

Template: Development Charge Waiver
Is your municipality or local government charging development fees for your project? You can use this editable template to request them to waive any fees related to development to reduce the costs of your project. Examples of municipalities in urban and rural areas are included.