Co-op and building details
Q: What is a housing co-op?
A: See a full explanation of non-profit housing co-ops on the CHF BC website.
Q: What kind of amenities does the co-op have?
A: In addition to the sustainability features, there are shared common spaces, a children’s playground, a community garden, a rooftop patio, bicycle parking, shared on-site laundry and limited automobile parking.
Q: What kind of appliances are in the suites?
A: Each suite comes with an Energuide fridge and stove. Some larger suites have in-suite washer-dryers. Dishwashers can be installed by members.
Q: Are subsidies available for low-income households?
A: No. But we are able to offer some units at below market housing charges. See our units page for more details. Right now, only 2-bedroom units at market rates are available for new members.
Q: Will my housing charge go up, even if I am in a below market unit?
A: Yes. The housing charge will go up as required by our operating agreement with the City.
Q: If I receive a subsidy through BC Housing can I transfer to the co-op?
A: No. First Avenue Athletes Village Housing Co-op is not in BC Housing’s portfolio. The below market housing charges are possible for some of the suites because of an investment by the City of Vancouver.
Q: If I’m a senior am I still eligible for SAFER?
A: No. As a member of a housing co-op you do not meet the eligibility requirements for SAFER.
Q. Where can I find information about the City-owned rentals in the Southeast False Creek development?
A. You can get complete details on these two buildings on the rental buildings’ website.
Q: Is there a daycare on site?
A: There is a daycare in the neighbourhood community centre, and units within the community are designed to accommodate family daycare providers.
Q: May I have a pet?
A: Members are allowed up to a total of two cats or two dogs, or one dog and one cat. There are breed restrictions on dogs. Dogs must be leashed at all times when outside the units.