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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
Rajvir Rao
Manager
Public Affairs & Communications

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

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

Residential Tenancy Branch Media Inquiries
Media Relations
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

September 6, 2017

Joint partnership expands needed emergency shelter spaces in Richmond

RICHMOND – Homeless residents (individuals who are homeless) will benefit from a new emergency shelter, providing a relocation and expansion of current services that have been offered in Richmond for the past 20 years. The new shelter, to be located at 12040 Horseshoe Way, is the result of an innovative partnership between the City of Richmond, The Salvation Army, and the Province to deliver much needed shelter spaces in Richmond.

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Latest News

September 29, 2017

Province steps up with modular housing for the homeless

People will soon have access to safe, affordable housing thanks to a province-wide program to help municipalities tackle homelessness.

September 6, 2017

Joint partnership expands needed emergency shelter spaces in Richmond

Homeless residents (individuals who are homeless) will benefit from a new emergency shelter, providing a relocation and expansion of current services that have been offered in Richmond for the past 20 years.

September 1, 2017

New affordable housing coming to Kelowna

The Province is providing additional housing and support for individuals who have been homeless or are at risk of homelessness with the purchase and renovation of the Kelowna Good Night Inn, located at 2639 Highway 97 North.

August 8, 2017

Province to invest $4.5 million for new supportive housing in Penticton

The Province is providing $4.5 million to purchase the Super 8 motel, located at 1706 Main St., for supportive housing.

April 7, 2017

Province invests $1.5 million for new housing project in 100 Mile House

Low-income adults and people with special needs will soon have access to 18 new units of affordable rental housing in 100 Mile House.

April 7, 2017

1,200 applications received for BC HOME Partnership

More than 1,200 British Columbians looking to purchase their first home have applied to the BC Home Owner Mortgage and Equity Partnership program.

April 7, 2017

$65 million for housing for people with mental-health challenges

The B.C. government has committed $65 million to support the purchase and renovation of 364 units of affordable rental housing for low-to moderate-income individuals with mental-health or substance-use issues.