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Rajvir Rao
Manager
Public Affairs & Communications

Phone: 604-456-8917
Email: rrao@bchousing.org

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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

March 13, 2019

Seniors in Sechelt will soon have affordable rental homes

SECHELT – Seniors on fixed incomes and people with disabilities will soon have rental security through a redevelopment project that will bring new, affordable homes to the community

March 12, 2019

A place to call home for families and seniors in Burnaby

Families in Burnaby will benefit from 90 new affordable rental homes as part of the ongoing redevelopment of Cedar Place.

March 8, 2019

New supportive homes for people in need in Prince Rupert

PRINCE RUPERT – Doors and opportunities are now open for people experiencing homelessness who will find a warm, safe home at Crows Nest Lodge, a supportive modular project with around-the-clock staffing.

March 8, 2019

International Women’s Day marks 24-hour daily opening for Downtown Eastside shelter for women

Vancouver – A long-time need for women in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES) has become a reality with the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre’s (DEWC) emergency night shelter transitioning to 24-hour operation. Women of the community have been calling for a 24-hour shelter for years, in recognition that the need for safe space is constant. The official opening of the newly renovated facility was celebrated on International Women’s Day.

March 8, 2019

First step toward supportive housing announced in Gibsons

GIBSONS – The governments of Canada and British Columbia are partnering with the Town of Gibsons to create 40 much-needed supportive homes for people who are experiencing homelessness.

March 6, 2019

Changes enhance continuing professional development program for BC home builders

VANCOUVER – The B.C. Government has announced important changes to the Homeowner Protection Act regulations as part of “Better Regulations for British Columbians 2019.”

March 5, 2019

Cornerstone shelter extended to help Kelowna’s homeless

KELOWNA – In response to the urgent need for shelter, the Province, with the support of the City of Kelowna, has extended operations of the Cornerstone temporary shelter until June 2019.