Come enjoy community living at Post 83 Co-operative Housing !
Location, location, location: Our co-op is across the street from Central Park with its numerous outdoor activity areas including a pool, walking trails, pitch and putt, and public tennis courts. Post 83 Co-op is in Burnaby, BC and is located a short distance from Metrotown, the Burnaby Public Library, bus service and Patterson and Metrotown Skytrain stations.
The building is located on spacious grounds with beautiful garden areas maintained completely by our members.
Brief history: Post 83 building was completed in 1983. Its purpose was to provide affordable housing for Veterans. Later, Post 83 Co-Op opened its doors for applications from the general public.
We have 181 suites in the building.There is common laundry facility available for members. Post 83 Co-op also offers a Social lounge, a Billiards/Pool room and Undeground parking. Our current members range from working professionals to retirees.
Our mission is clear: We are passionate about living our lives, building a diverse community of shared responsibilities, shared values and shared benefits.
Our committees are open to every member of the Post 83 Co-op and they include:
Membership Committee reviews applications, holds interviews, arranges leases, keys, in-suite inspections for all residents moving in and those residents moving out.
Finance Committee assists in the preparation of an annual budget and a ten-year plan. The Finance Committee attends monthly meetings to review the monthly financial statements.
Social Committee organizes potluck dinners, birthday teas, lunches and other social events, card games (Bridge), Bingo, Scrabble, etc.
Recycling Committee manages Post 83’s use of the recycling bins.
Odd Jobs Committee is responsible for various jobs important to the day-to-day upkeep and operation of the Co-op, including seasonal property checks, door/elevator attendant, raking leaves, shoveling snow, delivering notices, setting up for meetings, painting garden benches, cleaning laundry room window screens, etc.
Gardening Committee keeps the gardens and building grounds neat and attractive and includes raking of leaves, shoveling snow, sweeping sidewalks, mowing grass as well as working in the gardens.
Fire & Safety Committee oversees the fire and safety plan and organizes the fire wardens and assistant wardens for each floor.
Post 83 Co-op's floor layout. To View individual units please click on small images.
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***At the present time, we are accepting applications for One Bedroom suites ONLY.***
Currently, there are no subsidies available.
For Income requirements, please refer the F.A.Q tab before applying
What is required for your application to be processed by Post 83 Co-op?
Attention: Suite # 106, 4221 Mayberry Street, Burnaby, BC, V5H 4E8
Note: If you send your application without the requisite financial information for you and each co-applicant or without the $15 cheque for the processing fee, Post 83 will not process your application.
Note:Application forms must be submitted by mail or in person ONLY. (Do not E-mail or Fax)
Download the application form here.
Policies of Post 83 Co-op are outlined below. To view a PDF copy of our policies click here
Additionally, the Burnaby Fire Department has clearly stipulated:
The Member must make their request for consideration of an Internal Move in writing to the Board of Directors. The Member's request must include the reason/reasons they are making the request and the Board of Directors will approve or deny a request based on all factors taken into consideration at the time of the request, such as medical or other extenuating circumstances.
Members take priority over new applicants for an available unit provided they have:
Prior to any unit being assigned for an internal move, the unit of the Member requesting the move must be inspected and reported in satisfactory condition. Once the unit has been vacated the unit should be inspected again before the new Member(s) receives their keys to said unit.
Members shall pay for all costs of repair and restoration of the unit, which result from alterations, changes or additions made by the Member.
After a unit has been assigned, the Member(s) making the move will be required to make a deposit of one half (½) month housing charge. This deposit will be viewed as a "guarantee" that the unit being vacated will be left in a state of reasonable cleanliness and repair. The unit being vacated will be inspected as soon as it is empty. If this unit has been thoroughly cleaned and there is no willful damage, then the deposit will be returned to the Member(s) immediately. If the unit has not been properly cleaned or there is willful damage, then the co-op may hire cleaners or contract repairs and pay for them out of the Members deposit. If the cost of cleaning and/or repairs exceeds the amount of the deposit, any further costs will be borne by the Member(s). These costs shall be due and payable by the Member to the co-op immediately upon written notice to the Member.
An administration fee of $500 (non-refundable) will apply for a move from a 1 bedroom to a 2 bedroom. The administration fee is due at the signing of the new lease.
An administration fee of $350.00 (non-refundable) will apply for a move from a 2 bedroom to a 1 bedroom. The administration fee is due at the signing of the new lease.
Member must agree to above terms in writing.
The full Board of Directors will have final say over any exemptions.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q:What is a Housing Co-op?
A housing co-op is a business and a community jointly owned by the people who live here and as owners participation is required.
Q:What information is required when submitting an application?
In addition to basic information, Post 83 also requires you to submit financial information. You must provide your most recent Notice of Assessment from Revenue Canada. Please delete your Social Insurance Number. If you are unable to obtain a Notice of Assessment, then Post 83 will consider alternate, verifiable proof of income such as employment letters, pay stubs and bank statements. We do not proceed with the application process if your financial information is not submitted. For a one bedroom suite you must earn a combined household income of $28, 500.00. For a two bedroom suite you must earn an annual combined household income of $33,000.00
Q:How much will I pay?
Housing charges vary. Our one bedroom start at $715.00 up to $819.00. Our two bedroom start at $781.00 up to $922.00. The housing charge is based on the floor location of the suite.Rates may change in the future.
Q:What is a share purchase?
A share purchase is the share you buy to become a member of a co-op. Each share gives a member a vote at general meetings. Our share purchase is $1500.00 for a one bedroom and $2000.00 for a two bedroom.
Is there a subsidy available?
Currently, there is no subsidy available.
Do you have wheelchair accessible suites?
Post 83 has 4 wheelchair accessible suites on the first floor. There are two(2) one bedroom suites and two(2) two bedroom suites on the first floor.
Is there a wait list?
Yes, there is a waitlist. We are currently accepting applications for one bedroom units.
Do you allow pets?
No. Pets are not allowed in the building, even as visitors.
Is smoking permitted?
Smoking is permitted in suites but not in the common areas including the underground parkade. Smoking is not permitted in suites or on balconies on non-smoking floors by either members or their guests.
What amenities are available?
Do the suites have dishwashers?
No. Dishwashers are not permitted to be brought into the suites.