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  10 May 2018      chfbc   

2018 Canadian Rental Housing Index shows renters in a crisis level of spending

CHF BC is proud to be a partner in developing the 2018 Canadian Rental Housing Index, created by our partners in Housing Central, the BC Non-Profit Housing Association (BCNPHA). Statistics Canada data shows rental housing costs are outpacing incomes and pushing renters into a crisis level of spending. The Index shows that close to half of Canadian renter … Continued

  8 May 2018      chfbc   

Semi-Annual General Meeting – a great day with exciting news for co-ops

CHF BC members met on Sunday, May 6, for an afternoon packed with exciting news and opportunities to connect with each other. The afternoon began with a lunch and the presentation of our popular CHF BC scholarships. This year’s winners are Morgan Dowling of Cedar Mill Co-op in Vancouver and Emily Lowan of Broadoaks Co-op in … Continued

  4 May 2018      chfbc   

Community Land Trust Will Build 1,000+ Affordable Homes on Land Contributed by City of Vancouver

The Community Land Trust (CLT) is pleased to announce it will be building more than 1,000 affordable homes in the City of Vancouver, ensuring low-income families and some of our most vulnerable residents have access to suitable housing that allows them to remain in the inclusive, livable city they call home. These homes will be … Continued

  18 April 2018      chfbc   

Housing Advocates Welcome Historic Investment in the Community Housing Sector

News Release: Housing Advocates Welcome Historic Investment in the Community Housing Sector New Building BC Community Housing Fund will invest $1.9 billion over 10 years; CHF BC and BCNPHA available for comment Victoria, BC (April 18, 2018) – Housing Central partners Co-op Housing Federation of BC and BC Non-Profit Housing Association applaud the provincial government’s … Continued

  1 March 2018      chfbc   

Housing co-ops welcome funding for housing in federal budget

CHF BC welcomes the budget announced by the federal government on Tuesday, which will help more Canadians find a safe, secure and affordable place to call home. The federal announcement comes hot on the heels of last week’s provincial budget, which promised the biggest investment in affordable housing in BC’s history. Thom Armstrong, CHF BC’s … Continued

  20 February 2018      chfbc   

We welcome historic investments in affordable housing in BC Budget

Housing Central partners BC Non-Profit Housing Association (BCNPHA) and the Co-op Housing Federation of BC are commending the provincial government for taking decisive action on the province’s housing crisis in the provincial budget delivered today in Victoria. “We are very pleased that the government has taken these critical steps to address housing supply and affordability in BC,” … Continued

  2 February 2018      chfbc   

New housing co-op opens in Vancouver’s SE False Creek community

CHF BC and the Community Land Trust are proud to announce the opening of Railyard Housing Co-op at 95 East 1st Avenue in Vancouver. The 15-storey 135-unit building was developed by Concert Properties as part of its 6.4 acre Southeast False Creek site, The Creek.  The Community Land Trust was selected by the City to … Continued

  15 January 2018      chfbc   

Property Assessments (January 2018)

This year’s BC Assessment notices brought with them a wide variety of changes. Some co-ops saw their assessments halved over last year, others saw doublings. Take a look at the chart below which summarizes the changes for about 285 co-op properties. (The number reviewed is larger than the number of co-ops because some co-ops have … Continued

  4 December 2017      chfbc   

Vancouver’s new Housing Strategy includes plan for new co-ops

The City of Vancouver’s new Housing Strategy promises “a bold, forward-thinking” approach to address Vancouver’s housing supply. And its vision includes more housing co-ops and co-op homes. The strategy is accompanied by a three-year action plan with 120 actions “to create more livable and affordable housing for Vancouver residents.” Council approved the new strategy at the end … Continued

  24 November 2017      chfbc   

Seeking members interested in joining CHF BC’s education committees!

Are you passionate about education for housing co-op members? Would you like to meet two or three times in 2018 to offer your insights and experience? Our CHF BC education committees (both Mainland and Vancouver Island) are essential to making sure our initiatives are grounded in the reality of life for housing co-ops in BC. … Continued