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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

Weekend Media Coverage Contact
Cell: 604-417-0355
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

August 30, 2018

Families and seniors receive more help to pay rent

NEW WESTMINSTER, BC – Low-income families and seniors in British Columbia, who are paying rent in the private market, will receive additional help from the Province, with improvements coming into effect for two rental-assistance programs.

Latest News

September 20, 2018

Application withdrawn for Cloverdale supportive housing

CLOVERDALE – At the City of Surrey’s request, BC Housing is withdrawing the application for supportive housing at 176A St and 58 Ave. As a result, BC Housing has cancelled the Cloverdale supportive housing open house that was scheduled for this evening at the Pacific Community Church.

September 20, 2018

New housing options for people who are homeless in Hope

HOPE – The Government of British Columbia is taking a multi-faceted approach to support people in Hope experiencing homelessness through a new permanent shelter and acquiring land for creating future supportive homes.

September 17, 2018

Expanded shelter capacity for people who are homeless in Victoria

VICTORIA – People experiencing homelessness, including those who were living at the Regina Park encampment in Saanich, will have earlier access to safe shelter spaces in Victoria starting in October 2018.

September 12, 2018

New housing coming for people in Grand Forks

GRAND FORKS – People in Grand Forks recovering from recent flooding will have access to approximately 100 new homes, as the Government of British Columbia expedites plans for two new housing projects.

September 7, 2018

Further supportive housing opens for people in Vancouver

VANCOUVER – More people who are experiencing homelessness in Vancouver will have safe and secure homes with the opening of M. Mitchell Place, a 52-unit supportive housing project.

September 5, 2018

Affordable housing underway for renters in Saanich

SAANICH – Affordable rental homes for seniors, adults with disabilities, and families in Saanich are now under construction, thanks to a partnership between the Government of British Columbia and the Capital Region Housing Corporation.

August 30, 2018

Families and seniors receive more help to pay rent

NEW WESTMINSTER – Low-income families and seniors in British Columbia, who are paying rent in the private market, will receive additional help from the Province, with improvements coming into effect for two rental-assistance programs.