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  28 June 2023   

New Canadian Rental Housing Index Data Reveal Alarming Cost Increases

Earlier this week, our Housing Central partners at BC Non Profit Housing Association released an updated Canadian Rental Housing Index including data from the 2021 census. 

The Index is a comprehensive database that compiles rental housing statistics for cities, regions, and provinces across Canada.

  12 June 2023   

Our Recommendations on the Financialization of Housing 

Housing Central and CHF Canada recently submitted recommendations on the financialization of housing to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities (HUMA). 

The financialization of housing is the process where housing is increasingly treated as an investment rather than someone’s home.

  23 May 2023   

CEO of the Rental Protection Fund Announced!

The Rental Protection Fund Board of Directors recently announced that Katie Maslechko is the new Chief Executive Officer of the Rental Protection Fund. The appointment is effective April 26, 2023.

The announcement marks an important milestone in the rollout of this innovative, sector-led solution to the housing affordability crisis

  31 March 2023   

New and Exciting Housing Assessment Resource Tools (HART)

The Housing Assessment Resource Tools (HART) is a project based at the University of British Columbia, with the aim of providing evidence-based assessment tools and strategies to improve housing outcomes in Canada.

It is a valuable resource for anyone interested in affordable housing policy and research.

  28 February 2023   

B.C. Budget 2023 Builds on Historic Investments in Affordable Housing

Investments will protect existing homes, accelerate funding for new affordable homes, and reduce the growing affordability gap for renters.

  8 November 2022   

Housing Co-ops are getting more affordable: Report

shows that rent trends in non-profit co-op housing differs dramatically from that of the private rental sector, where rents have increased nationally by 11 percent in the last year alone.

  9 March 2022   

BC Today: A Growing Demand for Co-op Housing

With housing prices out of reach, some British Columbians are looking to co-op housing as a solution. BC Today Host Michelle Eliot talks with Thom Armstrong and call-in listeners to discuss this topic.

  26 January 2022   

BC’s first Urban Rural and Northern Indigenous Housing Strategy

AHMA’s groundbreaking work is an important step part of claiming and protecting the social, economic, and Indigenous housing rights of all urban, rural, and northern Indigenous Peoples in British Columbia.

  19 January 2022   

Mobility Pricing in Metro Vancouver: How to Have Your Say!

Our friends at Moving in a Livable Region (MLR) are hosting six local and one regional dialogue on Mobility Pricing across Metro Vancouver starting mid-February.

  10 May 2018   

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.