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  14 February 2020   

Media Advisory: Housing Advocates Available to Comment on 2020 Provincial Budget

    Media Advisory: Housing Advocates Available to Comment on 2020 Provincial Budget Vancouver, BC (Feb. 13, 2020) – Media are advised that Thom Armstrong, CEO of the Co-operative Housing Federation of BC (CHF BC), and Jill Atkey, CEO of BC Non-Profit Housing Association (BCNPHA) will be available for interviews on the 2020 Provincial Budget on … Continued

  4 February 2020   

CHF BC partners with Getting Home Project

CHF BC is a partner in the Getting Home Project,  a three-year, community-based project, focusing on reducing barriers to safe, secure, and affordable housing for women fleeing violence in BC. The project is working towards community-based solutions and policy recommendations that alleviate barriers to women accessing appropriate housing. The project is funded by Status of Women Canada. … Continued

  31 January 2020   

City of Vancouver releases Co-op Lease Discussion Paper

Earlier this week, the City of Vancouver released its long awaited discussion paper on co-op lease renewals.  This launches a period of consultation and discussion that is expected to result in a final report to Council by the summer of 2020. The discussion paper: Repeats the City’s commitment “to preserve and grow the number of … Continued

  26 January 2020   

Fraserview members take the lead

Fraserview Housing Co-op took a big step forward by electing its first resident board at last week’s annual general meeting. This marks an important occasion in the life of a multi-site partnership with the Community Land Trust, the City of Vancouver and the members of Fraserview. Half a decade ago, the City sought a non-profit … Continued

  23 January 2020   

FCHI-2 Rental Assistance update

The Federal Community Housing Initiative Phase 2 (FCHI-2), is a new rental assistance program set to begin April 1, 2020 for housing co-ops with federally administered agreements in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Québec, and PEI reaching the end of their operating agreements. Enrollment for this program begins six months before the end of a co-op’s … Continued

  20 January 2020   

Property Assessments (January 2020)

IMPORTANT: if you want to preserve your right to appeal your assessment, the deadline is January 31. If there is any chance you will want to dispute your assessment, you should contact BC Assessment before the end of the month. NOTE: AEC Property Tax Consultants is again offering CHF BC members a break (20%) on … Continued

  13 January 2020   

Planning Vancouver Together – Share Your Voice

The City of Vancouver has recently launched Planning Vancouver Together, a once-in-a-generation opportunity to develop a new, long-term and actionable Vancouver Plan! They have asked that we circulate the survey to all our members so that you can share your voice to help shape the future of your city. Over the next three years, the … Continued

  11 January 2020   

Community Housing Transformation Centre open for business

December 13 marked the launch of a new federal initiative for housing co-ops and other affordable housing groups. Two years in the making, the Community Housing Transformation Centre (the Centre) is now open for business.  Governed by eight community housing associations including CHF Canada and CHF BC, the Centre is funded by the federal government … Continued

  10 January 2020   

New Year, new Telecom?

If your co-op is a CHF BC member and you still haven’t signed up for the deep discounts available for you in CHF BC’s Co-op Telecom Program with TELUS, maybe it’s time! Join the 149 housing co-ops and over 3,265 households who are enjoying the savings on HDTV, High-Speed Internet and home phone services with individual … Continued

  12 December 2019   

Holiday wishes and office closure

A big thanks to CHF BC members for your continued loyalty in 2019.  We had another great year uniting, representing and serving housing co-ops in British Columbia, and pursuing our vision of growing a community of permanently affordable co-op housing.  Watch for more news and even more opportunities to benefit from our programs and services … Continued