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Reclaiming black visibility in Strathcona

August 30, 2021

As part of the 2021 Vancouver Mural Festival, BSRP features murals from several Black artists throughout the Strathcona neighbourhood. The area was once a thriving enclave for Vancouver’s Black population before residents were displaced when the Georgia and Dunsmuir viaducts were built in the early 1970’s. 

The intercultural representation of the murals is important as it helps bring to light to the historic and ongoing racism towards people of colour. These murals invite us to imagine what cities could become.

BC Housing sponsored four murals on the Solheim Place building at 251 Union Street in Vancouver, across the street from Nora Hendrix Place.

Full article and video: Reclaiming black visibility in Strathcona

Learn more about the impacts of secure, affordable housing and supports in our community.

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Latest News

October 22, 2021

Construction begins on new homes for Kanaka Bar Indian Band

LYTTON - Construction has started on a new housing development with 24 new affordable rental homes for Kanaka Bar Indian Band members and other people in the region.

October 14, 2021

Construction underway on new rental housing in Vancouver

VANCOUVER - Families and individuals with middle incomes in Vancouver will soon have access to 48 new rental homes, as construction has started on a new apartment project.

October 14, 2021

Sustainability and resilience strategy

BC Housing staff and partners work daily to help diverse communities across the province access secure, stable housing. The way this housing is built and operated has the potential to make a positive difference for our tenants, neighbourhoods, and environment.

October 13, 2021

New homes for seniors, families open in Valemount

VALEMOUNT - Seniors and families with low to moderate incomes in Valemount are settling into their new affordable rental homes as construction has been completed on a new 13-unit apartment building.

October 12, 2021

BC Housing rolling out COVID-19 mandatory vaccination program for employees starting January 10, 2022

VANCOUVER - BC Housing will be requiring all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by January 10. 2022. This will apply to all BC Housing staff, contractors, co-op students, volunteers, auxiliary and temporary staff. Processes will be developed to determine vaccination status in each of these cases.

October 12, 2021

Hoy Creek housing redevelopment breaks ground in Coquitlam

COQUITLAM - Construction is underway on a new rental housing project that will replace the aging Hoy Creek Housing Co-operative homes in Coquitlam.

October 7, 2021

New homes coming for Okanagan Indian Band members

OKANAGAN INDIAN BAND RESERVE – A new housing development will support Okanagan Indian Band members to stay in or return to their home community, as construction begins on 16 affordable, on-reserve rental homes.