A well-informed membership makes the co-op housing movement stronger. Keep up-to-date on the latest CHF BC, and co-op housing related, goings-on by reading our latest news below. To get this news—and more— delivered directly to your inbox subscribe to our newsletters.
20 September 2023
This video offers a detailed overview of the Community Housing Fund and a step-by-step guide on eligibility, program requirements and how to apply.
30 June 2023
A $500-million rental-protection fund that will help non-profit groups purchase rental buildings has opened in British Columbia.
The fund aims to help First Nations and other non-profit groups buy older “affordable” rental buildings to preserve them as low-cost rental housing.
19 June 2023
On June 16, 2023, BC Non-Profit Housing Association, the Co-operative Housing Federation of BC, and the Aboriginal Housing Management Association submitted our Budget 2024 consultation paper.
Taken together, our proposals will ensure that British Columbians have increased access to affordable housing and that their housing is affordable, safe, and in a livable state of repair.
10 March 2023
Do you have lived or professional experience with disability, poverty, and social housing?
BC Housing is creating an External Accessibility Advisory Committee made up of people with diverse backgrounds who have lived and/or professional expertise with disability, poverty, and social housing.
2 March 2023
Our Housing Central partners at the Aboriginal Housing Management Association (AHMA) are pleased to see significant investment in Affordable Housing and Homelessness across BC in the 2023 BC Budget. This investment is long overdue and needed as BC deals with a housing and homelessness crisis that disproportionately impacts Indigenous people and communities.
28 February 2023
Investments will protect existing homes, accelerate funding for new affordable homes, and reduce the growing affordability gap for renters.
27 February 2023
We understand there are many questions about when the Fund will be operational and how it will work, and we wanted to update you with the information we’ve confirmed over the past month.
10 February 2023
More than 30,000 people live in co-op housing in BC. Together, co-op members are creating homes and communities. Like other housing groups, co-op members face challenges, aging buildings and higher construction costs.
BC Housing talks with Thom Armstrong, CEO, Co-operative Housing Federation of BC and Tiffany Duzita, Executive Director, Community Land Trust. They discuss how partnerships, committed co-op members, and access to financing from partners like BC Housing and Vancity help co-ops thrive.
14 January 2023
IMPORTANT: If there is any chance you will want to dispute your property assessment, you should contact BC Assessment before the end of the month. The filing deadline is January 31, 2023. BC Assessment has sent out its assessment notices and two weeks remain before the deadline to file any appeal. CHF BC would again … Continued
12 January 2023
The provincial government announced today that a new $500-million fund will be managed by B.C.’s community housing organizations to help deliver safe, affordable, and culturally supportive housing for individuals and families across B.C.
8 December 2022
CHF BC would like to congratulate Delta North MLA Ravi Kahlon as BC’s new Minister of Housing. The appointment of a standalone Minister of Housing follows through on a Premier Eby’s commitment to make “attainable and affordable housing” a key priority of his government.
11 July 2022
We are thrilled to share news of an important announcement that will take place on Monday, July 11. The announcement brings together several partners on a historic deal for the co-operative housing movement, and we want you to be part of it!