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Rajvir Rao
Manager
Public Affairs & Communications

Phone: 604-456-8917
Email: rrao@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

November 24, 2018

More than 1,100 new homes coming for Indigenous peoples

PITT MEADOWS – Indigenous peoples on- and off-reserve will soon have access to more than 1,100 new affordable homes in 26 communities throughout British Columbia.

The first set of homes selected through the Building BC: Indigenous Housing Fund includes nearly 780 off-reserve homes and close to 370 homes on-reserve. This makes B.C. the first province in Canada to invest provincial housing funds into on-reserve housing.

Latest News

December 13, 2018

B.C. government invests in new homes for Indigenous peoples in Langford

With construction getting underway on 60 homes at M’akloa Housing Society’s Station Avenue development, the B.C. government is adding to the project with 40 more new homes for Indigenous families in need.

December 10, 2018

More than 150 people move out of tents and into supportive housing in Nanaimo

NANAIMO – People experiencing homelessness in Nanaimo are settling into their new homes, following a successful move into two supportive housing sites in the community.

December 7, 2018

Elders and seniors benefiting from new housing

CAMPBELL RIVER – People in Campbell River, including Elders, seniors and those with physical disabilities, now have access to new affordable rental homes, thanks to a partnership between the Government of British Columbia and M'akola Housing Society.

December 7, 2018

More safe homes for women and children fleeing violence in Nanaimo

NANAIMO – Women and children leaving violence in Nanaimo will soon have more safe places to regroup, recover and begin rebuilding their lives.

December 3, 2018

New temporary shelter opens in Chilliwack

CHILLIWACK – People experiencing homelessness in Chilliwack will have access to 45 spaces of new temporary shelter as of this week, thanks to a partnership between BC Housing and Ruth and Naomi’s Mission.

November 24, 2018

More than 1,100 new homes coming for Indigenous peoples

PITT MEADOWS – Indigenous peoples on- and off-reserve will soon have access to more than 1,100 new affordable homes in 26 communities throughout British Columbia.

November 23, 2018

New affordable housing to help Port Alberni seniors

PORT ALBERNI – Seniors in Port Alberni will soon have access to additional affordable rental housing and long-term care so they can receive the services they need and continue to live in the community as they age.