Partner Organizations

The Friendly Landlord Network partners support youth and families from government care to secure housing. Our partners are located throughout the Lower Mainland and Whistler BC.
Interested in partnering with us or bringing the Friendly Landlord Network to your area? Get in touch!

Atira Women’s Resource Society

The Homelessness Prevention Program at Atira provides ongoing housing outreach and/or financial support to women fleeing violence.

Aunt Leah’s

For over 30 years, Aunt Leah’s Place has worked to prevent children in foster care from becoming homeless and mothers in need from losing custody of their children. To accomplish this they provide supported housing, life skills coaching, and job training.

Aboriginal Mother Centre Society

Since 2002, AMCS is dedicated to supporting Aboriginal families by providing cultural, traditional services through a holistic grassroots approach.

Covenant House Vancouver

Covenant House Vancouver is here to help youth ages 16-24 that are homeless, at risk of being homeless, or just need some extra support in an inclusive and non-judgmental space. Services are all free and you can self-refer. Click to learn more.

Directions Youth Services

For more than 20 years, Directions Youth Services has been providing youth (13-24 years old) who are homeless or in at-risk situation with the tools, support, and guidance they need to make healthy, positive changes in their lives.

Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre

The Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre provides a safe space, practical support, basic necessities and nutritious meals to over 500 women and children every day. Since 1978, DEWC has supported women to make positive changes in their lives by connecting them to a continuum of services including outreach, advocacy, wellness, recreation, housing, and skills development.

Elizabeth Fry Society

EFry works with women, girls and children at risk, involved in or affected by the justice system. Over the past 79 years, our more than two dozen programs have worked to break the cycle of poverty, addiction, mental illness, homelessness and crime.

First United Social Housing

First United Church Social Housing Society is celebrating 40 years in responsive social housing this year.

We operate 156 units of low end of market independent housing in the DTES with light supports and 33 units of Rent Geared to Income independent living housing in the Little Mountain area.

We have a number of vacancies for 1 bedrooms, 2 bedrooms and 3 bedrooms coming up in the near future at the current LEM rates.

The Fraser Region Aboriginal Friendship Centre Association (FRAFCA)

The Fraser Region Aboriginal Friendship Centre Association (FRAFCA) is located on the shared, unceded traditional territory of the Fraser Salish People including the Kwantlen, Katzie, QayQayt, Semiahmoo, and Tsawwassen. We live out hands and hearts in gratitude to our hosts.

A community of strong, healthy, successful Indigenous people connected to each other and to their roots. We work to foster the health and well-being of urban Indigenous people in the Fraser Salish Region by providing culturally relevant services, support, and advocacy.

John Howard Society

The John Howard Society has over 85 years of experience providing assistance with housing, life skills, and community based support, with the goal of assisting individuals to achieve independence and value their positive contributions to society.

Lu’ma Native Housing Society

Lu’ma Native Housing Society was incorporated in 1980 and currently owns and operates an affordable housing portfolio of just under 500 units of housing. Lu’ma provides a broad range of services to the Aboriginal community, including delivering ‘Housing First’ funds under the National Housing Initiative.

Metro Vancouver

Metro Vancouver Housing provides safe and affordable rental homes across the Metro Vancouver region. Our housing sites are diverse, mixed-income communities that primarily serve families, seniors, and people with disabilities. Metro Vancouver Housing offers a range of homes, from studios to four-bedroom townhomes, and provide family-oriented amenities and programming to support healthy, engaged communities.

Milieu Children and Family Services

Milieu Children and Family Services Inc. is a multi-service organization that provides support services to children, youth and adults and their families with a range of disabilities and challenges since 1989. Our supports and services are committed to person-centred practice and seek to foster independence, help build relationships, and increase community inclusion and citizenship opportunities for those we serve.

Pacific Community Resources (BYRC & GYRC)

PCRS offers a range of housing options for low-income youth ages 16 to 24 who face multiple barriers, are homeless or at risk of homelessness, and need extra support to independently maintain housing. Our programs are designed to help youth transition to independence by providing support with goal setting, life skills, and stability. We have been working to help facilitate healthy communities since 1984.

PLEA Community Services Society of BC

PLEA is an accredited, not-for-profit, charitable community services agency that has operated throughout BC for more than 30 years. Through unique services, tailored to individual strengths and needs, PLEA helps children, youth, adults and families facing challenges lead fulfilling lives within their communities.

SOS Children’s Village BC

SOS Children’s Village BC provides homes, a supportive community, and programs to help foster children and youth in need grow into caring, self-reliant adults. SOS BC has 29 years of experience working with children and youth in care, and last year helped 34 youth through the Transition to Adulthood Program.

Spirit of the Children Society

Spirit of the Children Society (SOTCS) is an Aboriginal non-profit society based in British Columbia, Canada. We serve families in the Burnaby, New Westminster, and the Tri-Cities area (Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, and Port Moody). We work to empower and strengthen Aboriginal youth and families by providing support and resources through the programs we offer.

St. Leonard’s Youth & Family Services

ST LEO is an accredited, non-profit agency serving Burnaby youth & families since 1967. We help youth realize lasting positive change in their lives by building on their strengths and involving them in their communities to make positive choices and to live a healthy, safe, and productive life style. At Outlook Community Youth Services program we aim to build a network of support for youth by building bridges between young people , their families and significant others, and the community as a whole.

Union Gospel Mission

Union Gospel Mission provides meals, shelter, outreach and chaplaincy services that relieve suffering and renew hope. UGM offers life recovery programs that provide freedom from addictive lifestyles; education, job preparation, and housing programs equip people for successful living. Union Gospel Mission has seventy five years of experience working with vulnerable people.

Urban Native Youth Association (UNYA)

UNYA has been supporting and empowering Aboriginal Youth for over 25 years as Metro Vancouver’s only Native youth program-providing organization. The focus of the Transition Program is to help youth become fully capable of living independently, and one of the best ways to accomplish this is by working with them on an ongoing basis to find and maintain safe, affordable housing.

The Vancouver Aboriginal Transformative Justice Service Society (VATJSS)

The Vancouver Aboriginal Transformative Justice Service Society (VATJSS) is a non-profit agency that provides justice, homelessness, and outreach prevention services to Aboriginal people within the Metro-Vancouver area. Our goal is to prevent homelessness through encouraging, building and creating self-sufficiency within the participant’s lives by empowering them with the necessary tools and support.

Watari

Watari Counselling & Support Services Society is a registered, charitable social-profit organization established in 1986 that supports vulnerable youth and families. Invested in creating space for change we are guided by a belief in the individual’s innate strengths, capabilities and desire for wellness.

Rent Smart Certificate – Course Description

Tenants want a safe, suitable, affordable home to rent; landlords, and housing providers want tenants to pay rent on time and take care of their property. Being a good tenant is not an innate skill. Rent Smart courses use a practical, engaging life skills approach to tenant education providing graduates knowledge, skills and confidence to find and maintain stable housing. Courses include modules on tenancy legislation, communication, conflict resolution, budgeting and unit maintenance, emphasizing the importance of rights, responsibilities and effective relationship building between tenants, and landlords.

If you would like to be a part of this network, get in touch!