January 7th, 2013
For an individual with a spinal cord injury finding a place to live can sometimes be very challenging. A home has to be accessible for wheelchairs for example, or have lower than normal cupboards, or be in proximity to medical care or sometimes be subsidized housing for individuals on a fixed income. Bringing together special homes with people having unique physical requirements is the purpose behind the website Accessible Housing BC (http://sci-bc-housing.ca/). Developed and funded by Spinal Cord Injury BC (SCI-BC) Accessible Housing BC has been created to serve as a link between housing providers (including REALTORS®) and housing seekers with disabilities.
With regions of the website devoted to both rental properties and homes for sale, the online resource provides a free classified ad section where suitable listings are posted. Divided into six different geographic areas, the website features listings from (1) Interior (2) Kootenay (3) Metro Vancouver (4) Northern (5) Thompson / Okanagan and (6) Vancouver Island. Information about available homes or developments in both rental and sale categories are uploaded by individuals such as REALTORS® at no cost.
Housing seekers are encouraged to search for appropriate properties in their region and are provided with various filtering tools to aid them in their web-based research. The SCI-BC mission is to assist people with spinal cord injuries (and their families) adjust, adapt and thrive regardless of any physical limitation. With the Accessible Housing BC website both property seekers and providers have a virtual marketplace to exchange information. Anyone interested in learning more are encouraged to visit the website. Information can also be received by calling 1-800-689-2477 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.