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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

September 17, 2019

Women, children at heart of new affordable homes in Port Coquitlam

PORT COQUITLAM – Women and children in Port Coquitlam, and other Tri-Cities communities, are the focus of 83 new, affordable rental homes in development

September 16, 2019

More affordable rental homes coming to Maple Ridge

MAPLE RIDGE – More families and seniors in Maple Ridge will have an affordable place to call home as construction starts on a building developed through a partnership between the Province and Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Community Services

September 10, 2019

New homes with supports open in Maple Ridge

MAPLE RIDGE - New homes with wraparound services are now open in Maple Ridge, providing an opportunity for stable housing for people who have lived at the Anita Place encampment and others experiencing homelessness in the area.

September 10, 2019

Supportive housing shown to be making peoples' lives better

VICTORIA - New reports show that government's supportive housing for people experiencing homelessness is substantially improving the quality of life for residents and reducing their use of emergency health services.

August 28, 2019

New mixed-income housing for families coming to View Royal

VICTORIA − People in need of affordable rental housing in View Royal will have access to more than 150 new housing units following development of a new mixed-income housing project.

August 16, 2019

Affordable homes open for seniors, people with disabilities in Penticton

PENTICTON, British Columbia – Seniors and people living with disabilities now have access to 10 new affordable rental homes and five group home bed spaces in the community thanks to a partnership between the governments of Canada and British Columbia, the City of Penticton and the Penticton and District Society for Community Living.

August 8, 2019

New safe homes open for women leaving violence in Courtenay

COURTENAY – Women and children in the Comox Valley leaving violence now have another safe place to regroup, recover and begin rebuilding their lives, with the opening of a new women’s housing project in Courtenay.