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Rajvir Rao
Manager
Public Affairs & Communications

Phone: 604-456-8917
Email: rrao@bchousing.org

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Email: media@bchousing.org

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Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing

Phone: 250-952-0617
Cell: 778-678-5539
Email: lindsay.byers@gov.bc.ca

Our Fact Sheet page has the latest key statistics on housing in B.C. including housing for seniors, families, homeless or those at risk of homelessness, Indigenous Peoples, and women. You can also find out more about what is being invested in affordable housing and homeless supportive housing.

Featured News

April 26, 2019

Affordable, energy-efficient homes now open in Sooke

SOOKE – More than 40 families and seniors in Sooke are now living in modern, affordable rental homes that are more comfortable and energy efficient.

Building affordable rental housing is part of the Province’s strategy to address housing affordability. Government is curbing speculation in B.C.’s housing market and building 114,000 affordable homes over 10 years around the province.

Latest News

May 23, 2019

Homes under construction for Indigenous youth and Elders

KAMLOOPS – Indigenous design and vision will guide the development of an innovative affordable housing project breaking ground in Kamloops.

May 22, 2019

More than 20,000 new homes underway for people throughout B.C.

VANCOUVER – Partnerships with organizations like the Union Gospel Mission, which is breaking ground on new housing for women and children, are behind the success of the more than 20,000 new homes complete or underway in nearly 80 communities throughout the province.

May 17, 2019

Cornerstone shelter extended until more housing is built

KELOWNA – The Province is working with the City of Kelowna and community partners to continue Cornerstone shelter operations at 425 Leon Ave., to help people experiencing homelessness while permanent housing options are built.

May 9, 2019

Supportive housing opens in Penticton

PENTICTON - A new supportive housing redevelopment will soon open its doors for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness in the community, allowing them to regroup and begin their journey to recovery.

May 3, 2019

Innovative partnership will provide homes for middle-income families

SQUAMISH - The Province is partnering with a developer in Squamish to build 40 new rental apartments to help address the need for more rental housing for middle-income families in the community.

April 26, 2019

Affordable, energy-efficient homes now open in Sooke

SOOKE – More than 40 families and seniors in Sooke are now living in modern, affordable rental homes that are more comfortable and energy efficient.

April 26, 2019

West Kelowna shelter stays open while supportive housing is built

WEST KELOWNA - To help people experiencing homelessness in the community, the Province is extending the Westbank United Church shelter until more supportive homes open in the area.