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The Corporate Communications Branch is pleased to act as your first point of contact at BC Housing.

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Laura Mathews
Acting Manager
Public Affairs & Communications

Phone: 604-439-8571
Email: lmathews@bchousing.org

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Email: media@bchousing.org

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Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing

Phone: 778-698-9176

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

April 26, 2019

Affordable, energy-efficient homes now open in Sooke

SOOKE – More than 40 families and seniors in Sooke are now living in modern, affordable rental homes that are more comfortable and energy efficient.

Building affordable rental housing is part of the Province’s strategy to address housing affordability. Government is curbing speculation in B.C.’s housing market and building 114,000 affordable homes over 10 years around the province.

Latest News

August 16, 2019

Affordable homes open for seniors, people with disabilities in Penticton

PENTICTON, British Columbia – Seniors and people living with disabilities now have access to 10 new affordable rental homes and five group home bed spaces in the community thanks to a partnership between the governments of Canada and British Columbia, the City of Penticton and the Penticton and District Society for Community Living.

August 8, 2019

New safe homes open for women leaving violence in Courtenay

COURTENAY – Women and children in the Comox Valley leaving violence now have another safe place to regroup, recover and begin rebuilding their lives, with the opening of a new women’s housing project in Courtenay.

August 6, 2019

Government of Canada invest in housing across British Columbia

VICTORIA, British Columbia – Every Canadian deserves a safe and affordable place to call home. That is why the Government of Canada launched Canada's very first National Housing Strategy, a once-in-a-generation investment to fight homelessness and improve access to affordable housing for Canadians and signed a new memorandum of intent (MOI) with the British Columbia government.

August 1, 2019

New affordable, supportive homes with health services proposed for Prince George

PRINCE GEORGE − The Government of British Columbia is partnering with the City of Prince George and Northern Health on an innovative project that would bring together new affordable housing and health-care services to support people in Prince George.

July 30, 2019

New supportive homes open for Parksville’s people in need

PARKSVILLE − People experiencing homelessness now have a roof over their heads and a path to new opportunities as a new permanent modular housing project creates 52 homes in Parksville, with around-the-clock staffing and supports on-site.

July 25, 2019

Nearly 70 new affordable homes open in Quesnel

QUESNEL − People with low to moderate incomes, including Indigenous peoples, seniors and families, now have access to 68 new rental homes with the opening of two affordable housing projects in Quesnel.

July 18, 2019

More accessible and affordable homes coming to Nanaimo

NANAIMO - New affordable rental homes are on the way that will provide more accessible housing options for people with developmental disabilities.