The Right Fit - Accessible Housing for Wheelchair Users

In this session, presenters will describe the mandate and activities of the The Right Fit, a multi-partner service designed to address the crisis in wheelchair accessible housing by matching scarce affordable, accessible homes and independent living supports for people with disabilities in the Greater Vancouver region. The session will discuss the definitions of accessible housing, the unique challenges wheelchair users face when searching for accessible homes, and the role housing providers can play in improving housing accessibility in British Columbia. A BC Housing representative will also describe the role of BC Housing in supporting accessibility and the programs and resources available to housing providers.

By the end of the session participants will be able to:
- Define accessible housing
- Understand the role and activities of the Right Fit Program, including the accessibility
- Understand challenges faced by wheelchair users when searching for accessible housing
- List actions housing providers can take to improve accessibility and make accessible units
available to wheelchair users who need them, with the help and support from the Right
Fit and partners
- Understand the role of BC Housing in supporting accessible housing

Presented by: Paul Gauthier, Individualized Funding Resource Centre Society (IFRC); Isabelle Groc, Disability Alliance BC; Jackie Nicklin, Disability Alliance BC; Karen Williams, BC Housing

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2/24/2021 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
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