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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
Ally Skinner-Reynolds
Acting Manager
Public Affairs & Communications

Phone: 604-456-8895
Email: asreynolds@bchousing.org

Weekend Media Coverage Contact
Cell: 604-417-0355
Email: media@bchousing.org

Residential Tenancy Branch Media Inquiries
Media Relations
Ministry of Natural Gas Development and
Ministry Responsible for 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, Aboriginal Peoples and women. You can also find out more about what is being invested in affordable housing and homeless supportive housing.

Featured News

Province details half-a-billion dollars in affordable housing

On September 19, 2016, the Province announced their commitment to the creation of 2,900 new units of affordable rental housing through a $500 million investment. Eligible proposals received through the Provincial Investment in Affordable Housing proposal call and through the Community Partnership Initiatives were considered.

As of November 22, 2016, a total of 53 projects (2,404 units) have been approved, representing a $437 million investment into affordable rental units for low to moderate income renters, including seniors, youth, students, adults with developmental disabilities, Aboriginal peoples, and women and children.

Approved Projects - The Affordable Rental Housing Map provides an overview of approved projects by community and target client group. This includes projects funded by the Provincial Investment in Affordable Housing program, and the Investment in Housing Innovation program.

Latest News

January 10, 2017

Province invests $4 million for new housing project in Langley

LANGLEY – Provincial funding of $4 million will bring new affordable homes for seniors with low to moderate incomes at a new housing development in Langley.

December 28, 2016

Province and City of Vancouver open additional winter shelter spaces

VANCOUVER – The Province is committed to ensuring that anyone who wants to get out of the cold this winter has a warm, safe place to go.

December 22, 2016

Holiday hours

Friday, Dec. 23: 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 26: Closed. Tuesday, Dec. 27: Closed. Friday, Dec. 30: 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 2: Closed.

December 16, 2016

Province invests $11 million for new housing project in Maple Ridge

MAPLE RIDGE – Low-income seniors and families in Maple Ridge will soon have access to approximately 60 new units of affordable rental housing.

December 16, 2016

Province invests $2.5 million for new housing project in Kamloops

KAMLOOPS - People with chronic health challenges in Kamloops who require supportive housing will soon have access to 24 new units of housing.

December 15, 2016

New program partners with first-time homebuyers as they enter the housing market

VANCOUVER – If you’re entering the market to buy your first home, the B.C. government is launching a new program to partner with you on the down payment for your mortgage, B.C. Premier Christy Clark announced today.

December 15, 2016

Converted motel provides new affordable housing in Vernon

Individuals transitioning out of temporary shelters in Vernon now have access to 39 units of affordable rental housing at the newly-opened Blair Apartments.