Dec. 8, 2016
New name for the Homeowner Protection Office
We've changed our name to Licensing and Consumer Services. Since joining BC Housing in April 2010, we maintained a separate identity to ensure a smooth transition. Now we've fully integrated into BC Housing and retired the HPO name and logo. It's a new name, but our services are the same. Our new integrated website is customer-service focused, easier to navigate and mobile-friendly.
- Portals and Registries– The links to the portals and registries are updated. Users with bookmarked links to the portals and/or registries should update their links.
- Research – Visit BC Housing's Research Centre for information on technical research and education as well as residential building statistics and trends.
- New HPO Twitter Account – We’ve renamed our HPO twitter account to "BC Housing Registrar." Follow us @RegistrarBCH for information pertinent to builders and homeowners. It's distinct from BC Housing's corporate Twitter feed @BC_Housing.
Dec. 6, 2016
If you’re applying for an Owner Builder Authorization in B.C., you must now pass an exam on home-building basics.
Dec. 5, 2016
We’re listening: our 2016 Builder Survey is now complete
Thank you to the more than 1,500 builders across B.C. who participated in our annual province-wide survey of licensed residential builders.
Dec. 1, 2016
Our latest regulatory bulletin explains the level of involvement a construction professional can have in building a home under an Owner Builder Authorization.
Nov. 5, 2016
We’re now accepting applications for the spring 2017 Building Excellence Research and Education Grants Program. Eligible projects may receive up to $40,000.