Individual Advocacy and Landlord/Tenancy Issues The Action Committee of People with Disabilities offers an Individual Advocacy Program around housing issues. The goal of the program is to support a person with a disability in learning to manage, coordinate and negotiate with a wide range of community resources and government services that can be crucial in meeting their housing needs. Our advocate can help you with: * Support in resolving landlord/tenancy issues * Information on rights issues and discrimination in housing * Information on housing options in the Capital Regional District including how to apply for social housing. * Ensuring that you are receiving the maximum Shelter allowances under GAIN. * Housekeeping services under Long Term Care * Referral to other community housing agencies * One-on-one help in searching out and securing accommodation. Our advocates are here to help you with these and other issues. We will attempt to solve your problems through conflict resolution and other means. When appropriate we will act as your advocate in arbitration hearings at the Residential Tenancy Branch. If we can assist you in any way, call our advocates at 383-4105. Discrimination Against People With Disabilities Prohibited! You should know that under sections of the Human Rights' Act and the Residential Tenancy Act you can not be discriminated against in obtaining housing because of your disability. Furthermore, under recent changes to the Residential Tenancy Act you cannot be discrimination against because of source of income. If you feel that you have been discriminated against in securing a rental or any other accommodation, contact our advocates at 383-4105. They will be able to let you know about your rights and what action you can take. Recent Changes to the Residential Tenancy Act There are some recent changes to the Residential Tenancy Act that both renters and landlords should know about. If you have any questions about these or other sections of the Act, call our advocates at 383-4105.