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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
Rajvir Rao
Manager
Public Affairs & Communications

Phone: 604-456-8917
Email: rrao@bchousing.org

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Email: media@bchousing.org

Residential Tenancy Branch Media Inquiries
Media Relations
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

January 18, 2019

New homes with support services for people experiencing homelessness

KELOWNA – In response to an urgent need, the Province is building more supportive housing for people in Kelowna experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

January 15, 2019

Province partners with Nicola bands to improve on-reserve affordable housing

MERRITT – Five Nicola bands and BC Housing are working together on a new project to improve the quality of on-reserve housing in the Nicola Valley near Merritt.

January 11, 2019

More supportive homes for Indigenous peoples in need in Vancouver

VANCOUVER – New Beginnings, a new modular housing project, is opening its doors and offering Indigenous peoples experiencing homelessness a place to call home.

December 21, 2018

Province responds to need for more shelters

VICTORIA – Responding to the urgent need from communities around the province, the Government of B.C. is opening additional shelters and providing funding for emergency housing solutions to help people experiencing homelessness have a safe, warm place during the winter.

December 17, 2018

More affordable homes underway for families and seniors in Vancouver

VANCOUVER – New, affordable rental homes for single people, seniors and families in Vancouver are under construction, thanks to a partnership between the Government of British Columbia and the City of Vancouver.

December 17, 2018

New partnership will mean new homes and community services

NANAIMO – More affordable housing and improved community services will soon come to the Fifth Street corridor as a result of a new partnership.

December 15, 2018

Twenty new secure homes in Burnaby for women and children leaving violence

BURNABY – Women and children leaving violence in the Burnaby area will soon have more safe places to regroup, recover and begin rebuilding their lives.