Past News

News for 2019

September 17, 2019

Women, children at heart of new affordable homes in Port Coquitlam

PORT COQUITLAM – Women and children in Port Coquitlam, and other Tri-Cities communities, are the focus of 83 new, affordable rental homes in development

September 16, 2019

More affordable rental homes coming to Maple Ridge

MAPLE RIDGE – More families and seniors in Maple Ridge will have an affordable place to call home as construction starts on a building developed through a partnership between the Province and Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Community Services

September 10, 2019

New homes with supports open in Maple Ridge

MAPLE RIDGE - New homes with wraparound services are now open in Maple Ridge, providing an opportunity for stable housing for people who have lived at the Anita Place encampment and others experiencing homelessness in the area.

September 10, 2019

Supportive housing shown to be making peoples' lives better

VICTORIA - New reports show that government's supportive housing for people experiencing homelessness is substantially improving the quality of life for residents and reducing their use of emergency health services.

August 28, 2019

New mixed-income housing for families coming to View Royal

VICTORIA − People in need of affordable rental housing in View Royal will have access to more than 150 new housing units following development of a new mixed-income housing project.

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.