The BC Temporary Rental Supplement (BC-TRS program) has now ended. For program information: BC-TRS

Community Profiles

Through a range of housing options, programs and services, BC Housing provides housing assistance to approximately 300 communities across B.C.

BC Housing works closely with non-profit housing providers, community organizations, local governments, health authorities, and First Nations to plan and deliver housing and support services tailored to each community’s specific needs.

2018/2019 Investments

Total investment in approximately 300 communities in 2018/19: $1.25 billion

Subsidized Housing

Subsidized housing includes shelter spaces, housing units rent supplement programs, and mortgage assistance. Total housing units as of March 31, 2019: 110,465.

Service Allocation Provincial Totals
Emergency Shelter and Housing for the Homeless
Includes: homeless housed (11,204), homeless rent supplements (3,751), and homeless shelters (2,098)
 17,053
Transitional Supported and Assisted Living
Includes: frail seniors (10,411), special needs (6,048), and women and children fleeing violence (875)
17,334
Independent Social Housing
Includes: low-income families (20,005) and low-income seniors (20,095)
40,100
Rent Assistance in Private Market
Includes: rent assist families (9,423) and rent assist seniors (23,347)
33,770
Homeownership (BC HOME Partnership) 2,208