Brightside is a non-profit organization that owns and operates 26 buildings across Vancouver, and provides safe and secure affordable homes for those struggling to meet the demands of market housing. Mission: To build resilient communities, throughout Vancouver, with safe and secure homes for those struggling to meet the demands of market housing.
Approach being tested
Brightside carries out an annual community enhancement survey to assess residents’ happiness and well-being. Based on this, they are supporting a number of Community Development initiatives designed to build resilience and community amongst residents. These initiatives include: a mobile app to connect residents with community resources, organization-hosted social events, business centres, information workshops, health fairs, community gardens, and food security programs.
» Up to 26 buildings in 9 Vancouver
» Low-rise, high-rise, townhouses
» Independent living; Rent is geared to income in Brightside-operated buildings (some buildings have BC Housing operating
» Seniors (70%), People with disabilities (20%) & Families (10%)