This article will present a general overview of the criteria, eligibility and the process for admission to the New Sakura-so – accommodation for independent seniors located across from the Nikkei Home assisted living residence on the Nikkei Place site.
Some General Facts about the New Sakura-so
There are 34 one-bedroom suites including 2 wheelchair accessible suites. The suites are approximately 600 sq ft.You do not have to be a member of the Nikkei Seniors Health Care and Housing Society, and you do not have to donate to the Nikkei Seniors Health Care and Housing Society or be a donor of Nikkei Place.
To Apply for Housing
Completing an application form for admission does not mean promise of housing. Date of application may not be considered a priority. Tenants may not keep pets on the premises.
Eligibility Requirements for Applicants
As the New Sakura-so is in part funded by B.C. Housing Management Commission and operated by the Nikkei Seniors Health Care and Housing Society, the guidelines for eligibility is set out by the B.C. Housing Management Commission. Applicants need to be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident. Applicants who are sponsored by their family must have 10 years’ residence in Canada. They must be a permanent resident of B.C. at the time of application. Applicants must provide income and assets. Applicants must be 55 years of age or older.
Principles Used when Selecting a Person for Admission
The Nikkei Seniors Health Care and Housing Society cannot provide any services other than housing. Residents must be capable of managing their own self-care.
Approximately 20 of the 34 suites will be rented to applicants with a total yearly gross
household income of $37,000 or lesson on the move-in date, and monthly rental fee will be 30% of their gross income. Approximately 14 of the 34 suites will be rented at the market rate in the area. This market rate will be set by the B.C. Housing Management Commission. Seniors applying for any of the market rent suites will have a gross household income of $37,00 or more and less than $53,000 per year on the move-in date. The rental for those seniors whose gross household income of $37,000 will be 30% of their gross income according to the BC Housing household limits. The tenants who will live in the New Sakura-so will share in the activities in the building.
If you are interested in living at the New Sakura-so, you can obtain the application for admission from the Nikkei Seniors webpage or from Gina Hall, Manager of Resident Services, and mail it to the Nikkei Seniors HealthCare and Housing Society.
Download New Sakura-so Application Form
Gina Hall, Manager of Resident Services
Nikkei Seniors Health Care & Housing Society Address
6680 Southoaks Crescent
Burnaby, BC V5E 4N3
Written by Tom Teranishi
Translated by Tomoko Koike
This article was originally published in March 2016 issue of the Bulletin.
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