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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.
23 May 2023
The Rental Protection Fund Board of Directors recently announced that Katie Maslechko is the new Chief Executive Officer of the Rental Protection Fund. The appointment is effective April 26, 2023.
The announcement marks an important milestone in the rollout of this innovative, sector-led solution to the housing affordability crisis
6 March 2023
The Rental Protection Fund Society is a non-profit society whose purposes are to facilitate the acquisition, stabilization, development, renewal and retention of real estate assets in British Columbia to support affordable rental and co-operative 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.
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.
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.
6 December 2022
Vancouver city council is considering a motion this week that proposes allowing non-market housing—including co-op—projects that are up to 12 storeys to go ahead without the need for rezoning.
15 September 2022
First of its kind portal provides information on current housing and priority future needs for BC municipalities as local government candidates pledge to protect and build more affordable homes
12 September 2022
We’re asking every mayoral and council candidate across BC to show their support for affordable housing in their communities by signing the Make Housing Central pledge.
27 June 2022
A new Research Co. survey finds 39% of BC’ers rank housing, homelessness, and poverty as their number one concern, over double the next leading issue.
23 February 2022
The biggest omission in the budget is the lack of any attention to the loss of affordable homes from the existing rental market.