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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

Residential Tenancy Branch Media Inquiries
Media Relations
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

January 27, 2020

New homes with supports open for people in Kamloops

KAMLOOPS - A new supportive housing building is open in Kamloops, providing safe, warm homes with around-the-clock care and supports to help people experiencing homelessness in the community.

January 26, 2020

New homes for people with disabilities open in Creston

CRESTON - People living with disabilities now have access to nine new affordable rental homes in Creston, thanks to a partnership between the Province, the Columbia Basin Trust and the Kootenay Region Association for Community Living (KRACL).

January 24, 2020

More temporary winter shelter spaces opening in West Kelowna

WEST KELOWNA - Forty new safe, warm beds are now available for people experiencing homelessness in West Kelowna this winter through a partnership between BC Housing, the city and the West Kelowna Shelter Society.

January 24, 2020

New affordable homes for women & children in New Westminster

NEW WESTMINSTER - New affordable townhomes for single mothers and their children are now open in New Westminster, thanks to funding from the Province and support from the City of New Westminster.

January 24, 2020

Nearly 140 affordable homes open for seniors in Vancouver

VANCOUVER - Seniors in Vancouver now have access to 139 new affordable rental homes that will allow them to live independently and stay connected to their community with the opening of the Vivian Apartments redevelopment.

January 21, 2020

Province secures affordable rental housing

PRINCE GEORGE - The Province is partnering with the Aboriginal Housing Society of Prince George to purchase a six-unit apartment complex, preserving rental housing and providing affordable options for Indigenous peoples in the community.

January 20, 2020

3,500 new affordable homes underway or completed in Vancouver

VANCOUVER - A new affordable rental housing project for seniors and families on Southwest Marine Drive is part of the 3,500 new homes underway or completed in Vancouver, thanks to partnerships between the Province, the City of Vancouver and community partners.