Past News

News for 2020

March 25, 2020

Supporting renters, landlords during COVID-19

VICTORIA – To support people and prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Province is introducing a new temporary rental supplement, halting evictions and freezing rents, among other actions.

March 24, 2020

Province opens new supportive homes for people in Vancouver

VANCOUVER – Close to 60 new supportive homes with around-the-clock supports are opening in Vancouver, as a result of a partnership between the Government of B.C., the City of Vancouver and the Government of Canada.

March 21, 2020

Government acting to protect province's most vulnerable during COVID-19 crisis

VANCOUVER - As British Columbians work to reduce the spread of the coronavirus, the Province is taking swift action to protect vulnerable people, including those experiencing homelessness, in communities around British Columbia.

March 17, 2020

COVID-19 Update

BC Housing is working with the Province of BC, BC’s health authorities, the BC Centre for Disease Control, the Public Health Agency of Canada, and other partners to monitor COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Below are steps that have and are being taken to mitigate and prepare for potential impacts.

March 16, 2020

Closing some in-person services

As a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and support the safety of clients and employees, BC Housing is temporarily closing some in-person services.

March 12, 2020

New supportive homes offer hope to people in Kelowna

KELOWNA - People experiencing homelessness in Kelowna will soon have a place to call their own as new permanent supportive homes with around-the-clock care and supports open in the community.

March 11, 2020

New affordable homes for families, seniors on the way in Trail

TRAIL - Construction is underway on nine new affordable rental homes for families and seniors in Trail through a partnership between the Government of B.C., the Columbia Basin Trust and the Lower Columbia Affordable Housing Society.

March 11, 2020

New affordable homes proposed for downtown Vancouver

VANCOUVER - The Government of B.C. is partnering with the Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre Society (VAFCS) and the City of Vancouver on a proposal to provide more than 160 new affordable homes and 80 shelter spaces for people and families in downtown Vancouver.

February 21, 2020

News from Nisg̱a’a Nation : Nisg̱a’a Nation & BC Housing Sign MOU for Developing Asset Management Capacity in the Nisg̱a’a Nation

New Aiyansh, B.C. – The Nisg̱a’a Nation has entered into a memorandum of understanding with BC Housing to collaborate on the development of a residential asset management framework.

February 7, 2020

Province supports Baptist Housing buying Inglewood Care Centre

WEST VANCOUVER – The Province is partnering with Baptist Housing and Vancouver Coastal Health on a proposal to redevelop Inglewood Care Centre, which is aging and in need of extensive renovations.