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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
Acting Manager
Public Affairs & Communications

Phone: 604-456-8895
Email: askinner@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

March 24, 2017

Affordable housing, heritage preservation SRO completion legacy

VANCOUVER – The construction phase of the Single Room Occupancy (SRO) Renewal Initiative is now complete and all 13 of the renovated single-room-occupant buildings are fully operational.

The 13 buildings, purchased in 2007, provide approximately 855 supportive-housing units for some of the City of Vancouver’s most vulnerable residents, with 11 buildings located in the city’s Downtown Eastside neighbourhood.

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Latest News

April 7, 2017

Province invests $1.5 million for new housing project in 100 Mile House

Low-income adults and people with special needs will soon have access to 18 new units of affordable rental housing in 100 Mile House.

April 7, 2017

1,200 applications received for BC HOME Partnership

More than 1,200 British Columbians looking to purchase their first home have applied to the BC Home Owner Mortgage and Equity Partnership program.

April 7, 2017

$65 million for housing for people with mental-health challenges

The B.C. government has committed $65 million to support the purchase and renovation of 364 units of affordable rental housing for low-to moderate-income individuals with mental-health or substance-use issues.

April 7, 2017

Province invests $12 million for new housing project in Richmond

Provincial funding of $12 million will bring approximately 80 new affordable homes for low-to moderate-income renters and adults with mental health challenges at a new housing development in Richmond.

April 7, 2017

Province invests $10 million for new housing projects in Kamloops

Provincial funding of over $10 million will bring more than 70 new affordable homes at two new housing developments in Kamloops.

April 6, 2017

New Jubilee House and 288/292 East Hastings Street Developments

On March 28, the Deputy Premier and the Minister Responsible for Housing, Rich Coleman, released documents that show there has been extensive work done to secure new and innovative housing at New Jubilee House and also at 288/292 East Hastings Street developments.

April 6, 2017

Province funds new affordable home ownership opportunities

The B.C. government is providing more than $1 million in grants to six Habitat for Humanity B.C. affiliates that will be used to build new affordable homes in Campbell River, Mission, Nanaimo, Richmond, Sechelt and Vernon.