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  1 May 2024   

In the News: Vancouver’s Urgent Need for Non-Profit Housing

A recent opinion article in the Vancouver Sun by Nancy Hannum highlights the critical need for non-profit housing in Vancouver.

The op‑ed argues that in Metro Vancouver at least 70 per cent of all new rental supply built over the next 20 years must be non-market, including housing co-ops. This is crucial to alleviate the ongoing housing crisis.

  29 April 2024   

Seize the Moment: BC Builds’ Housing Development Opportunities Await

The recently announced BC Builds’ Housing Development Opportunities initiative connects zoned land with development partners to speed up timelines, and deliver more affordable homes for British Columbians.

To promote engagement, BC Builds is hosting separate information sessions for eight new parcels of underutilized, publicly owned land spanning from the Interior of B.C. to Vancouver Island.

  23 November 2023   

Urgent Resolution: Expedite the Co-operative Housing Development Program

At our 2023 AGM on November 19, delegates passed an emergency resolution.

The resolution urges the THAT CHFBC urge the federal government and the Minister of Housing, Infrastructure and Communities to launch the Co-op Housing Development Program without further delay.

  18 May 2017   

CHF BC asks CHF Canada’s members to support new co-op development

Are you or another member of your co-op attending CHF Canada’s AGM in Niagara Falls this June? CHF BC is sponsoring a resolution at the meeting and we are looking for your support to make sure…

  1 May 2017   

Mayor gets early tour of Fraserview Housing Co-op, a unique community in the making

Last month, Thom Armstrong, Executive Director of the Co-op Housing Federation of BC, joined Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson for a tour of the Fraserview Housing Co-op, where we got an early glimpse…

  30 May 2016   

New co-op part of affordable housing launch in Vancouver

CHF BC and the Vancouver Community Land Trust Foundation joined with officials from the City of Vancouver and the governments of British Columbia and Canada earlier this week to celebrate the…

  10 May 2013   

New co-op to be part of Land Trust housing development in Vancouver

A partnership of co-op and non-profit organizations led by CHF BC is bringing four sites owned by the City of Vancouver under one roof to build new affordable housing.

If approved by Vancouver City Council on May 15, the partnership’s proposal will create 355 affordable homes for families, seniors and people with a mental illness. The newly incorporated Fraserview Housing Co-operative will operate 161 homes as part of the development.