Pacific Heights Housing Co-op provides affordable housing for a diverse, caring community in the heart of Vancouver.
This friendly community is located on the edge of downtown Vancouver at 1035 Pacific Street, close to Sunset Beach, the seawall, new bike paths over the Burrard Bridge, the Vancouver Aquatic Centre, False Creek Ferries, Y.M.C.A., shopping, and elementary and secondary schools.
Eight heritage-designated homes have been completely rehabilitated and divided into two units each. A courtyard area and seven-storey apartment building are situated behind the homes making up a total of 91 units. Amenities include underground parking, bicycle storage, two common laundry facilities, common room with kitchen, hobby room, children’s play areas with a water feature, adult-only rooftop garden. Most units have a balcony, patio or porch, and at least one set of stairs. There are five one-bedroom units for members with physical disabilities. Pets are welcome.
Please read our Mission, Vision and Values statements to get a sense of who we are and what we stand for.
Applying for Membership
If your household has between 2 and 4 people you can apply for a 2-bedroom unit. The waiting list for one and three bedroom units is closed.
If you are interested in becoming a member, please fill out an application form and mail it in. When you mail in your application, please include a self-addressed stamped POST CARD; we will stamp it with the date received and return it to you so you can know when we received your application. We do not keep applications longer than six months so we ask that once you have sent in your application, you please send a letter every six months to indicate your continued interest and to update your information. It can take two years or more before you are contacted for an interview, as there are usually very few moves.
When you are offered a unit, the share purchase to become a member is $1,250 with an additional $10 for associate members. There is a move-in paint levy of 33% of your housing charge, which is collected when you move in. There is also a $50 deposit if you require a clicker for the underground parkade. There are currently no subsidies available. In order to qualify, your housing charge must be no more than 32.5% of your gross household income.
Current housing charges for August 1, 2020 through July 31, 2021 are as follows:
Unit type (# of units) / monthly housing charge / average size / min annual income
- 1 BR apartment (12) / $874/ 692 sq ft / $41,952
- 2 BR apartment (48) / $1,202/ 830 sq ft / $57,696
- 2 BR house (8) / $1,226 / 839 sq ft / $58,848
- 3 BR apartment (16) / $1,442 / 1,093 sq ft / $69,216
- 3 BR house (7) / $1,468 / 1,124 sq ft / $70,464