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Co-ops and their members benefited from agreements made with government. Most co-ops had external support to make co-op homes more affordable to low-income households, but these supports were time-limited. The need is not.

CHF BC has worked with member co-ops, CHF Canada and the broader non-profit housing community to convince senior levels of government to continue targeted support to low-income families through subsidies and rent supplements. Our “You Hold The Key” campaign brought the issue to the attention to federal and provincial leaders. We’ve already seen interim support measures put into place. Now we are working to make the option of support permanent.