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.
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.
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.
Investments will protect existing homes, accelerate funding for new affordable homes, and reduce the growing affordability gap for renters.
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.
Our partners at CHF Canada have been hard at work advocating for investments to grow and support housing co-ops. Last week, they released recommendations for the upcoming 2023 Federal Budget.
The District of Saanich has now opened applications for our advisory committees, foundations, and boards. These are an excellent way to become more involved in your community, bring your co-op and lived experiences and advocacy to the District, learn how City Hall operates, and to meet people with similar interests.
Applications are open until March 17, 2023.
On February 14, 2023, Vancouver City Council established 15 advisory committees for the current term. These opportunities may be of interest to Vancouver co-op members or friends.
Applications are open until March 19, 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.
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
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.