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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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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

December 12, 2019

New rental homes open for people in Mission

MISSION – Close to 70 new affordable homes are now available for low- to middle-income families and individuals as a new rental apartment building has opened in Mission.

December 11, 2019

Affordable homes open for people in Williams Lake

WILLIAMS LAKE – People with low to moderate incomes, including those with disabilities, now have access to 39 new affordable rental homes with the opening of a project at 253 First Ave. North.

December 10, 2019

New temporary shelter opening in Kelowna

KELOWNA – More people experiencing homelessness in Kelowna will soon have a safe and warm space to stay as the Province is partnering with a new service provider to open a temporary shelter for people in need.

December 9, 2019

New affordable homes for seniors coming to Salt Spring Island

SALT SPRING ISLAND – Seniors with low to middle incomes will soon benefit from 22 new affordable rental homes, as construction begins on the expansion of Croftonbrook.

December 3, 2019

More homes, shelter spaces for people experiencing homelessness in Kelowna

KELOWNA – Forty people who have been accepted into under-construction supportive housing will soon be moving into temporary bridge housing, making way for more people experiencing homelessness to access shelter spaces.

November 29, 2019

Province plans to open more winter shelter spaces in West Kelowna

The City of West Kelowna and the Province, through BC Housing, have identified a site for a new temporary winter shelter.

November 25, 2019

Homes, hope on the way for women, children leaving violence

VICTORIA - Women and children leaving violence will soon benefit from over 260 new spaces of transition, second-stage and affordable housing in 11 buildings throughout B.C.