RESOURCES FOR PLACES TO STAY

2007.01.14 - 11:50 PM

LOOKING FOR A PLACE???? thePlan! from: Kira Kelly

TO ASK:
* How much does it cost? WHAT (H/H) included? Hidden costs?
* Can I bring a bike up?
* How big?/Balcony?
* What is shared (house)?
* Pets??
* Is there a LEASE? When does it come into effect? How long? Negotiable???
NEVER SIGN ANYTHING WITHOUT ANOTHER PERSON THERE OR BEFORE AGREEING TO TAKE THE PLACE!
****WARNING: CornerStone Properties suckers/tricks people into signing leases unaware before a final decision is made and asks for a deposit which is ILLEGAL to do! DON’T be fooled!! ALWAYS HAVE A WITNESS WHEN YOU COME TO VIEW A PLACE OR ARE READY TO SIGN ANY AGREEMENT. PUT EVERY REQUEST OR AGREEMENT IN WRITING, SIGNED AND DATED FOR PROOF/RECORD!

the HOT LIST fo' the HOT SPOTS

WEBSITES

UVIC Housing www.housing.uvic.ca
My Ideal Home Network www.myidealhome.com/
Rent BC www.rentbc.com/
http://www.castanet.net/
www.rent.com
www.suitesinvictoria.com
www.salescene.com
www.craigslist.org
http://victoria.kijiji.ca
http://rentals-canada.com
http://www.rentalmonster.ca
Times Colonist Cassifieds http://classifieds.canada.com/victoria/ (click “Real Estate�)
Victoria News Classifieds www.vicnews.com
Go to local university and college websites and do a search for off-campus housing.
Go to Real Estate websites for rental listings.
Do a www.google.ca search for local housing or cheap hotels...and wow, lots of online choices.

ORGANIZATIONS:

BURNSIDE GORGE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION HOUSING OUTREACH ph: 388-5271
Housing Lists http://members.shaw.ca/bgca/housing.html

CRD HOUSING: ph: 388 - 6422 office: 631 Fisgard Street to obtain an application (8:30 am to 4:30 pm).
www.crd.bc.ca/housing/market/index.htm

SUBSIDIZED HOUSING:

COOLAID HOUSING ph: 383-1977 fax: 383-1639 http://coolaid.org/index.html
office: Pandora st. next to REES/past Blanchard

The Housing Registry (For BC Housing, CRD, and Pacifica) ph: 475-7550 fax: 475-7551
301-3440 Douglas St, Victoria www.bchousing.org/applicants/housing_listing

PACIFICA HOUSING ph: 356-2555 office: Cormorant st. up from SOS Needle exchange (same side) between Blanchard/Quadra (also deals with VIHA HOUSING/Float Subsidies- Chris Schmidt Downtown Housing/Outreach, and BC Housing).

Vic West Housing Society – K West ph: 384-1571 fax: 595-6106
1419 Mallek Crescent, Victoria

Casa Maria Emergency Housing Society (families) #21-1241 Balmoral Road ph: 386-7291

CO-OP HOUSING:VICHA Services ph: 384-3151 www.chf.bc.ca

Cridge Center for the Family office: 1190 Kings Rd, Victoria ph: 384-8058 fax: 387-2828 email: mgoley@cridge.org www.cridge.org
M'Akola Housing Society (First Nation Families) ph: 384-1423 fax: 381-1438
2009 Fernwood Rd., Victoria

TEMPORARY HOUSING/SHELTERS:

WOMEN AND CHILDREN ONLY

Hill House Transition House ph: 479-3963 (crisis line too) fax: 479-3861
Sooke Transition House ph: 642-2591 pager: 480-5461 fax: 642-2589
Victoria Women's Transition House ph: 380-7527 ph: 385-6611 (crisis line) fax: 385-5129

SUPPORTIVE HOUSING FOR WOMEN

Kiwanis House (ages 16-29) ph: 382-1004
Margaret Larwence House ph: 995-0058 fax: 995-0048
Sandy Merriman House 809 Burdett Ave ph: 480-1408
www.coolaid.org/index.html (under shelters)
YM/YWCA Womens Residences 880 Courtney Street ph: 386-7511 Contact: Portia Mann at: 418-1844
www.ymywca.victoria.bc.ca/facilities_womenres.html
YMCA “the Y-Van� (for Youth-Out of the Rain Shelters) ph: 889-1490

INDIVIDUALS ONLY

Anawin House ph: 382-0283
Kiwanis Emergency Youth Shelter (age 13-18) 2117 Vancouver St ph: 386-8282 fax: 384-0778
Victoria Youth Empowerment Society (YES) 533 Yates St ph: 383-3514
Salvation Army (Men only) bottom of Johnson/Warf Street ph: 384-3396
Sandy Merriman House (women only) ph: 480-1408 fax: 480-1548
Society of Saint Vincent de Paul #100-831 Yates St ph: 382-2709
StreetLink Emergency Shelter 1634 Store St. ph: 383-1951
Upper Room Housing (men only) 919 Pandora Avenue ph: 388-7112 www.upperroomweb.org
University of Victoria – On Campus Housing ph: 721-8431 email: liisag@uvic.ca (Liisa Gibson)
Victoria Human Exchange pager: 1-800-691-9366 (contact Pam)

HOSTELS

Backpacker's Inn-Turtle Refuge 1608 Quadra Street ph: 386-4471
turtlerefuge@hotmail.com www.turtlerefuge.com

The CAT'S MEOW Bunk & Breakfast 1316 Grant Street ph: 595-8878

HI-VICTORIA Hostel 516 Yates Street ph: 762-4122

Ocean Island 791 Pandora Ave/Blanchard st ph: 385-1789 toll free: 1-888-888-4180
email: get-it@oceanisland.com www.oceanisland.com

HOTELS

Hotel Douglas 1450 Douglas/Pandora st. ph: 383-4157 Toll Free: 1-800-332-9981 fax: 383-2279

Selkirk Guest House 934 Selkirk Ave ph: 389-1213 toll free: 1-800-974-6638
email: info@selkirkguesthouse www.selkirkguesthouse.com

Go on the Web (www.google.ca) and search for cheap hotels, many are along Douglas st. and also Gorge Rd. area.

AGENCIES (PHONEBOOK)

Brown Bros (1 YEAR lease some properties) www.brownbros.com

Complete Residential Property Management Ltd.
101 - 1025 Hillside Avenue
Victoria, BC, Canada
V8T2A2
Office: 250-370-7093

Cornerstone Properties - (1year lease) www.cornerstoneproperties.bc.ca look out! Play dirrty! Try to suck you into leases by unknowingly signing them!

David Burr Ltd. (SOME 1YEAR LEASE)
200 - 1037 Cloverdale Avenue
Victoria, BC, Canada V8X2T4
Office: 250-384-9335
www.davidburr.com/ (click “current vacancies�).

Devon Properties Ltd. (ALL 1 YEAR LEASE)
201 - 2067 Cadboro Bay Road
Victoria, BC, Canada V8R5G4
Office: 250-595-7000
Fax: 250-592-3000
www.devonprop.com

Newport Property Management (1 year lease)
1608 Fort St.
Office: 598-2220

Pemberton Holmes Ltd. (1 year lease)
150-805 Cloverdale Avenue, Victoria V8X 2S9
Tel: 250-384-8124
Fax: 250-380-6355
Toll Free: 1-800-665-5303
http://pembertonholmes.ca/prop_manage.html

Proline Property Managers www.property-managers.net

EXXXTRAS
REES resource book (Coolaid) – office is on L side travelling down Pandora past Blanchard
MUSTARD SEED – Queens off of Douglas st. Bulletin Board, contact for “Mum's Place� (Trish).
Jeniene (editor of Street News) 360-0852
Times Colonist Newspaper (Pacifica Housing/REES center)
Victoria News (Broughton st across from YMCA)
Library (metal bins outside) – Broughton/Blanchard Street
Monday Mag – Broughton St
SparkleBright Laundromat – Kings Rd near Dutch Bakery
***Other Laundromats in town ***
Market on Yates Bulletin board

APARTMENTS
Hillside/Cook-where ball diamond is
SandPiper – 1630 Quadra/Cormorant (cross Churches)
Around Anawin House – Vancouver/Pandora/Chatam
Begbie/Haultain/Gladstone-Fernwood Village
Stadacona Plaza/Stanley/Elford/Pandora
Redfern St. Couple blocks past Foul Bay/Oak Bay– lots of baserment suites
Viewstreet apartments-view/Quadra street
Victoria News Daily
E-Pock News – China town on L as go thru gate.
Apts by Pluto’s behind-Cook/View

#4 - 1111 Empress Avenue - Fernwood, Victoria
One room in 2 Bedroom apartment with big kitchen and living room to share with a guy named matt. One apartment in four unit complex. Ten minute walk from downtown; $325.00 per month, $175.00 deposit, heat included. call 380 - 0219.

TENANTS RIGHTS/ADVOCACY

Residential Tenancy Office 1019 Wharf St ph: 387-1602 www.rto.gov.bc.ca/
Together Against Poverty (TAPS) View St between Douglas/Government st. ph: 361-3521
Tenants Rights Action Coalition (TRAC) ph: 1-800-665-1185 www.tenants.bc.ca

FREE COMPUTERS/RESOURCES

Central Library Broughton st/Blanchard st.
REES Center (and photocopying) Pandora St between Blanchard/Douglas st. ph: 595-8619

EXCELLENT RESOURCE (ask for what you need): NEED Crisis Line ph: 386-6323
Brought to you by: it’s BIRD! (Conscience sensdelamorale)

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