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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.

  24 November 2022   

Construction underway on new co-op homes in Surrey

Sunshine Housing Co-operative, the Community Land Trust, (CLT), BC Housing, and the City of Surrey have partnered to build a new 69-home affordable co-operative housing development in Surrey.

  8 November 2022   

Housing Co-ops are getting more affordable: Report

shows that rent trends in non-profit co-op housing differs dramatically from that of the private rental sector, where rents have increased nationally by 11 percent in the last year alone.

  27 September 2022   

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

As we’ve engaged with our members, many of whom have either been impacted by the colonial practices embedded in their housing co-ops’ culture, or those who have observed it, we recognize that we have a long way to go. 

  20 September 2022   

DeCosmos Village Celebrates 50th Anniversary

The co-op put co-op housing on the map in Vancouver, and were also significantly involved in establishing CHF BC.

  15 September 2022   

New Community-Specific Housing Data Portal Launched Ahead of Civic Elections

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

  9 September 2022   

REMINDER: New Obligations for Housing Co-ops

Last autumn, we let you know about new obligations that your co-op faces: housing co-ops and other landowners need to submit reports to the Land Owner Transparency Registry. These obligations were delayed, but the revised November 30, 2022, deadline for filing transparency reports is fast-approaching.

  9 May 2022   

In Memory of Wes Hosler

Many of you will remember Wes as a community housing sector stalwart. He served as both treasurer and president of CHF Canada, as well as president of CHF BC. He is also one of CHF Canada’s Honorary Life Associates.

  22 April 2022   

Co-op Housing in the News

Following the release of the federal budget there has been a flurry news coverage. Here is a selection of some of these articles… and more.

  12 April 2022   

2022 Federal Budget Response

Housing affordability was at the forefront of big-ticket federal budget announcements last week, and CHF BC is pleased to see Ottawa’s focus on an issue affecting the lives of millions of Canadians so directly.

  4 April 2022   

 Ramadan Mubarak!

On behalf of the CHF BC group of Social enterprises, we extend our best wishes for a blessed and peaceful time of reflection to everyone observing this sacred month.