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  10 October 2018      Fiona Jackson   

Write a haiku to celebrate Co-op Week!

October 14 to 20 is Co-op Week. We challenge all co-op members to celebrate Co-op Week by writing a haiku. The traditional Japanese form of poetry consists of 17 syllables in three lines of 5, 7, 5 syllables. What do you love about your co-op and co-op living? Need inspiration? Take a look at the … Continued

  28 September 2018      Fiona Jackson   

Housing Central offers its support for Vancouver’s new affordable housing endowment fund

Housing Central applauds city council’s September 18th decision to create the new Vancouver Affordable Housing Endowment Fund. The Fund will consolidate all of the city’s non-market housing assets and manage them as a single portfolio initially worth about $2 billion. This has the potential to significantly improve the city’s ability to meet the affordable housing … Continued

  19 September 2018      Fiona Jackson   

Getting Home Project – Join our focus group!

We are seeking your perspective! Please join us for a focus group on affordable housing solutions for women experiencing domestic violence and the role of co-operative housing to help them. Invitation to participate in a focus group CHF BC would like to invite our members to join us for a focus group session to help … Continued

  18 September 2018      Fiona Jackson   

Casey’s grand adventure

Casey’s going on a road trip – and you can follow him!  Casey is CHF BC’s resident 14-year-old bear and he’s buckling up his seat belt and hitting the road with the CHF BC staff team of Ed Dagsaan, Co-op Viability Advisor, Chris Anderson, Asset Management Program Coordinator, and Kalia Attal, Customer Services Coordinator for … Continued

  7 September 2018      chfbc   

Protected: Resources for 95 East 1st Avenue

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  31 August 2018      Fiona Jackson   

CHF BC members say farewell to co-op champion Alana van Dam

We were all saddened this week to learn of the passing of our good friend, Alana van Dam. Alana was a beloved and long-time member of Kinross Creek Housing Co-op in Vancouver. She was also actively engaged in the sector, serving terms on the CHF BC board and finance committee. Alana loved cats, craft beer … Continued

  17 August 2018      Fiona Jackson   

Support needed for important advocacy group

CHF BC and our partners in Housing Central have been vocal supporters of Generation Squeeze since its founding by UBC professor Dr. Paul Kershaw. Generation Squeeze has been advocating effectively for a Canada that is fair to all generations, including those struggling to get into the housing market. Recently Generation Squeeze began feeling the squeeze … Continued

  9 July 2018      Fiona Jackson   

Community Land Trust Opens 90 New Co-op Homes in Vancouver

Partnership with City of Vancouver will soon add more than 300 affordable homes at Fraserview sites. The Co-operative Housing Federation of BC (CHF BC) and the Community Land Trust (CLT) are pleased to announce the launch of Vancouver’s newest co-op housing development.  The CLT’s presentation centre at 2910 E Kent Ave S is now open … Continued

  27 June 2018      Fiona Jackson   

A Human Rights-Based Approach to Housing

The BC Rental Housing Coalition, a broad spectrum of rental housing stakeholders in British Columbia including CHF BC, has made a submission to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation’s (CMHC) Human Rights-Based Approach to Housing consultation for the National Housing Strategy. Their paper provides feedback on the discussion paper: A Human Rights-Based Approach to Housing … Continued

  27 June 2018      Fiona Jackson   

Housing Advocates Applaud New Federal/Provincial Housing Agreement

VANCOUVER, BC (June 26) – Housing Central partners Co-op Housing Federation of BC and BC Non-Profit Housing Association congratulate both the federal and provincial governments for their historic announcement of a joint, 10-year agreement to invest more than $990 million in affordable housing throughout B.C. Housing Central partners welcome this landmark support for the social … Continued