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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.

  14 December 2022   

Happy Holidays from CHF BC

We would like to thank our members and the supporters of co-operative housing for contributing to the success of the entire CHF BC group of social enterprises in 2022. Many of our staff will be taking days off throughout the holiday season to spend some time on ourselves and with our families and friends. As … Continued

  13 December 2022   

Apply for the Co-operators Young Leaders Award

If you’re 35 or under and driving change at your co-operative, the Co-operators have an exciting opportunity for you.

  13 December 2022   

Vancity CHIP Rate Increases Again!

CHF BC’s Co-operative Housing Interest Pool (CHIP) with Vancity provides co-ops with above-market interest rates on their operating accounts. Almost 156 co-ops have combined deposits of more than $151 million in the pool. The current Vancity CHIP rate is now 4.60%. Regular business depositors earn little or nothing on similar accounts. The Bank of Canada … Continued

  13 December 2022   

Centre Funding: CBTI (and ARC)

The Community Housing Transformation Centre offers support, information, and grants to the community housing sector, including non-profit housing co-ops and their residents. CHF BC would like to highlight one Centre program in particular, the Community-Based Tenant Initiative (CBTI). It is focused on tenants (in rentals) and members (in housing co-ops), aiming to promote residents becoming … Continued

  12 December 2022   

Vancouver Zero Emissions Building Program Launching Soon

As part of its Climate Emergency Action Plan, the City of Vancouver will assisting residents in multi-family buildings, with programs to aid with access to retrofits that support emission reductions.

  9 December 2022   

One-time top-up to the Canada Housing Benefit

The Government of Canada has a one-time top-up rent support of $500 for low-income families and individuals.

  8 December 2022   

BC’s New Minister of Housing: Ravi Kahlon

CHF BC would like to congratulate Delta North MLA Ravi Kahlon as BC’s new Minister of Housing. The appointment of a standalone Minister of Housing follows through on a Premier Eby’s commitment to make “attainable and affordable housing” a key priority of his government.

  8 December 2022   

Winter Weather Reminder

It is important that co-ops keep the garbage and recycling area free of snow and ice during the winter and holiday season to avoid any service disruptions. Here are some tips to follow.

  7 December 2022   

Recruiting New CHF BC Chairpeople

  Background   CHF BC has provided meeting chair services to its member organizations for over 25 years. This involves connecting skilled chairpeople with housing co-operatives to conduct meetings in accordance with their Rules and the Cooperative Association Act. These services were mainly delivered in person until the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in early … Continued

  6 December 2022   

Fast Tracking Co-operative Housing in Vancouver

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.