About Brightside

In our future people of all income levels have a home within a vibrant and healthy community.

In 1952, inspired by the vision and dedication of a small group of people, and with the support of various levels of government, Housing Foundation of BC was incorporated under the Society Act of BC as a non-profit society providing low-cost housing to senior citizens in Vancouver.

“I appreciate the positive initiative (it represents) with respect to healthier individuals and healthier communities.”

Doran, Alice Saunders Resident

Over 65 years later, with the same mandate but much larger community impact, including families and people with disabilities, the organization has rebranded as Brightside Community Homes Foundation to better reflect its mission. Brightside is a private-sector, non-profit organization that currently owns and manages 26 buildings comprising of 940 units across the city of Vancouver. With assets of nearly $250 million, it is one of British Columbia’s largest housing societies.