Every community benefits from inclusive housing. It’s simply housing that is affordable, close to community amenities, physically accessible and most importantly welcoming of people of all abilities, including those with developmental disabilities.
Through the Inclusive Housing Initiative, CLBC is fostering partnerships in the housing, community living, and broader public sectors to support the creation of more accessible and affordable housing.
In this section of the website, read more about partnerships to develop inclusive housing, find helpful resources and learn how you can get involved.
Key to Home: New resources to help you increase inclusive housing in your community
Key to Home is a new website launched by CLBC and Inclusion BC to help individuals with developmental disabilities, their families and service providers build awareness in their local communities for more inclusive housing.
The web site provides research information on the need for inclusive housing in B.C. and a video and materials to make presentations to local city councils, planners, developers, and non-profit housing providers to help ensure local community housing plans and projects include spaces for people with disabilities. It also provides a series of information sheets to help individuals plan, together with their families and friends, to achieve their dream of living as independently as possible.
Inclusive Housing Plan
In November 2018, Inclusion BC and Community Living BC launched a collaborative three-year plan to increase inclusive housing options in British Columbia.
The plan was developed by an Inclusive Housing Task Force (IHTF) created by both organizations.
Click here to learn more, and you can read the full plan here.
Video: The value of inclusive housing
Hear the voices of people Community Living BC serves sharing their thoughts on the importance of inclusive, affordable housing.
Video: Highlighting Partnerships
This video, created by Community Living Society, highlights the successful partnerships that are helping adults with developmental disabilities find safe and affordable housing in inclusive communities.