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The Corporate Communications Branch is pleased to act as your first point of contact at BC Housing.

Monday to Friday Contact
Laura Mathews
Acting Manager
Public Affairs & Communications

Phone: 604-439-8571
Email: lmathews@bchousing.org

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Email: media@bchousing.org

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Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing

Phone: 778-698-9176

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

November 13, 2019

New affordable homes for seniors, families being built in Langley

LANGLEY – Seniors and families in Langley will soon have safe, secure and affordable rental homes as construction has started on a new 82-unit townhouse and apartment complex.

November 8, 2019

New housing offers hope and stability for people in Powell River

POWELL RIVER – People experiencing homelessness in Powell River are settling into safe, secure homes with support services as new permanent housing opens in their community.

November 8, 2019

New homes on the way for arts, culture professionals in New Westminster

NEW WESTMINSTER – People who are working in or retired from B.C.’s performing arts and entertainment industry will soon have access to 66 affordable rental homes, so they can continue to live in their community.

November 4, 2019

New affordable homes coming for Indigenous families, seniors, individuals in Cranbrook

CRANBROOK – Construction is underway on 39 new affordable rental homes for Indigenous peoples in Cranbrook through a partnership between the Province, Aqanttanam Housing Society and the City of Cranbrook.

October 31, 2019

Extreme weather spaces and temporary shelters opening throughout province

VICTORIA – People in need of a warm, safe place to go during the months ahead will have access to additional emergency shelter spaces through the Province’s temporary and extreme weather response shelter programs.

October 28, 2019

People move from homelessness to housing in Langley

LANGLEY – Forty-nine people are transitioning from homelessness to supportive housing, as the doors open this week at a newly renovated building at 6465 201 St. in Langley.

October 25, 2019

New homes offer hope, opportunities for people in Burnaby

BURNABY – More than 50 people who have been without safe and secure homes are moving into supportive housing with around-the-clock support services as a new permanent modular housing project opens.