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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
Ally Skinner-Reynolds
Acting Manager
Public Affairs & Communications

Phone: 604-456-8895
Email: asreynolds@bchousing.org

Weekend Media Coverage Contact
Cell: 604-417-0355
Email: media@bchousing.org

Residential Tenancy Branch Media Inquiries
Media Relations
Ministry of Natural Gas Development and
Ministry Responsible for 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, Aboriginal Peoples and women. You can also find out more about what is being invested in affordable housing and homeless supportive housing.

Featured News

November 22, 2016

Province details half-a-billion dollars in affordable housing

On September 19, 2016, the Province announced their commitment to the creation of 2,900 new units of affordable rental housing through a $500 million investment.

The Affordable Rental Housing Map provides an overview of approved projects by community and target client group. This includes projects funded by the Provincial Investment in Affordable Housing program, and the Investment in Housing Innovation program.

Read full article

Latest News

Fri Feb 17 22:45:00 UTC 2017

New affordable housing supports low-income families in Kelowna

KELOWNA – Individuals, seniors and families now have a new place to call home in Kelowna, with the official opening of an affordable apartment complex at Central Green.

Fri Feb 17 21:15:00 UTC 2017

Province announces new services for the homeless in Maple Ridge

MAPLE RIDGE – People who are homeless or at risk of homelessness will soon have increased access to services, shelter spaces and housing options in Maple Ridge.

Fri Feb 10 17:49:15 UTC 2017

New shelter available for the homeless in Surrey

SURREY – People in need of a safe, warm place to stay, especially during the cold and wet winter months, will soon have access to a new 40-bed shelter in Surrey.

Fri Feb 10 16:31:10 UTC 2017

Affordable housing project breaks ground in Chilliwack

CHILLIWACK – A new affordable housing project in Chilliwack has taken another step forward, with a groundbreaking ceremony taking place for the 80-unit development at 45603 Yale Rd.

Thu Feb 09 17:21:20 UTC 2017

Funding announced for new Langley Youth Resource Centre

LANGLEY – Youth at risk of homelessness will soon be able to access additional support services at a new Langley Youth Resource Centre, which is scheduled for completion in July 2017. The B.C. government, local government and community partners gathered today to announce funding for the project.

Fri Jan 20 22:40:57 UTC 2017

B.C. HOME Partnership program open for applications

KAMLOOPS – As of Jan. 16, British Columbians looking to purchase their first home can apply to the B.C. Home Owner Mortgage and Equity Partnership program, which helps first-time homebuyers create secure and stable futures for their families through home ownership.

Thu Jan 19 16:51:56 UTC 2017

Transitional housing added to farmhouse shelter in Surrey

SURREY – People at risk of homelessness in Surrey will soon have access to more transitional housing and additional shelter beds with construction underway on the redevelopment of the Hyland Farms Shelter.