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  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

  25 June 2018      Fiona Jackson   

Vancouver City Council adopts new Affordable Housing Delivery and Financial Strategy

Vancouver City Council took a very significant step on June 20 by adopting a new Affordable Housing Delivery and Financial Strategy – see item #4.  The strategy is very comprehensive and far reaching in its implications for future housing in the City. A key piece of the puzzle is the creation of an Affordable Housing Endowment Fund … Continued

  13 June 2018      chfbc   

Honours for CHF BC and David Lach

CHF BC has been pleased to serve the co-op sector for more than 35 years, and we were thrilled to receive multiple awards at the CHF Canada AGM in Victoria that recognized our efforts! At the National Business Meeting lunch on June 8, Rooftops Canada’s President, Scott Jackson, presented the 2018 International Service Award to … Continued

  13 June 2018      chfbc   

Much to celebrate, much to discuss!

There was much to celebrate at the 50th anniversary CHF Canada AGM, where co-ops from across Canada gathered in Victoria, including the outstanding Vision Keynote Panel discussion at the opening on June 8. Housing Minister Selina Robinson welcomed delegates by encouraging everyone in the sector to continue pursuing unique partnerships to preserve and grow the … Continued

  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