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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

February 11, 2019

Province opening more winter shelter spaces in Kelowna

KELOWNA – Responding to the extreme cold weather conditions, the Province is funding 20 new shelter spaces so people experiencing homelessness will have a warm place to stay.

February 11, 2019

New housing for families, individuals opens in Langford

LANGFORD – Families and single people with low to moderate incomes will benefit from a new 132-unit affordable housing development just completed in Langford.

February 8, 2019

Affordable homes in the works for Revelstoke

REVELSTOKE – In response to Revelstoke’s need for more affordable housing for people, the Province has purchased a 1.21-hectare (three-acre) school property.

February 8, 2019

New supportive homes now open in Smithers

SMITHERS – Dozens of people experiencing homelessness are about to have access to safe and secure homes with the opening of Goodacre Place, a 24-unit supportive housing project that also includes space for emergency short-term beds.

February 8, 2019

New affordable rental homes on the way for seniors in Mission

MISSION – More than 70 affordable rental apartments and a new seniors’ community centre will help Mission seniors live independently and continue to enjoy life in their community.

February 6, 2019

More supports for women and children leaving violence in Kelowna

KELOWNA – Women and children leaving violence in interior B.C. will soon have more safe places to regroup, recover and begin rebuilding their lives.

February 5, 2019

The Aboriginal Housing Management Association and BC Housing renew the Indigenous Social Housing Management Agreement

West Vancouver – The Indigenous Social Housing Management Agreement (ISHMA) was officially signed this morning by the Aboriginal Housing Management Association’s President, Gary Wilson and Chief Executive Officer of BC Housing, Shayne Ramsay.