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SENIOR CITIZENS HOUSING SOCIETY

Richmond Kiwanis

Kiwanis Towers Accepting applications for waitlist
deadline to submit is july 31st, 2024
download application below

Richmond Kiwanis Senior Citizens Housing Society

Welcome to the Richmond Kiwanis Senior Citizens Housing Society, where we are committed to providing below-market residential accommodations for qualified seniors. As a non-profit organization, our mission is to offer affordable housing options that promote a high quality of life for seniors in the Richmond community.

Our society proudly owns and manages several properties, including the two iconic Kiwanis Towers located immediately west of Richmond Centre. Additionally, we offer six suites at Trafalgar Square and thirteen suites at Berkeley House in Richmond. Each suite at Kiwanis is thoughtfully designed with contemporary features, ensuring that our residents experience the quality of modern life they have been dreaming of.

The roots of the Richmond Kiwanis Senior Citizens Housing Society trace back to the Richmond Kiwanis Club's recognition of the increasing demand for low-cost rental housing for our aging population. In 1959, we purchased a five-acre lot and constructed 24 cottages and two larger buildings to accommodate seniors. However, over the years, the wooden construction deteriorated, making the buildings undesirable to live in and challenging to maintain.

In 2010, we embarked on an ambitious plan to develop a new concrete high-rise project in collaboration with BC Housing, the City of Richmond, and Polygon Homes, a private-sector developer. 

 

To meet the ongoing need for affordable housing, we expanded our portfolio by acquiring six additional suites at Trafalgar Square in October 2019, and thirteen suites at Berkeley House in December 2020 and June 2021. These acquisitions enable us to accommodate seniors requiring two bedrooms and a parking stall.

At the Richmond Kiwanis Senior Citizens Housing Society, we are guided by a dedicated board of directors who ensure prudent governance practices and effective project management. Our track record in construction management and operation of rental properties, coupled with our satisfied tenants, demonstrates our commitment to excellence. We are proud to be self-sustainable, generating an operating surplus that further supports our mission.

Recognizing the ongoing demand for affordable senior housing, we remain committed to expanding the supply of affordable housing in the near future. With a steadfast vision and a commitment to our community, the Richmond Kiwanis Senior Citizens Housing Society continues to serve as a beacon of hope and support for seniors seeking comfortable and affordable homes.

Join us in our mission as we strive to enhance the well-being and quality of life for seniors in the Richmond community. Together, we can create a brighter future and meet the growing need for affordable housing options for our cherished seniors.

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