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  23 February 2024   

Province maintains historic commitment to affordable homes for British Columbians

BC Budget 2024 includes modest spending increases in previously announced provincial housing measures.

British Columbia continues to lead the country in housing investments to benefit low- and moderate-income households. CHF BC, CLT, and the rest of B.C.’s community housing sector is pleased to see these investments maintained and, in some cases, increased.

  19 June 2023   

Housing Central’s B.C. Budget 2024 Submission

On June 16, 2023, BC Non-Profit Housing Association, the Co-operative Housing Federation of BC, and the Aboriginal Housing Management Association submitted our Budget 2024 consultation paper.

Taken together, our proposals will ensure that British Columbians have increased access to affordable housing and that their housing is affordable, safe, and in a livable state of repair.

  2 March 2023   

BC Budget is a Step Forward on Reconciliation

Our Housing Central partners at the Aboriginal Housing Management Association (AHMA) are pleased to see significant investment in Affordable Housing and Homelessness across BC in the 2023 BC Budget. This investment is long overdue and needed as BC deals with a housing and homelessness crisis that disproportionately impacts Indigenous people and communities.

  19 April 2021   

MEDIA ADVISORY: 2021 Provincial Budget Media Availability

VANCOUVER, BC (April 19, 2021) – Media are advised that Jill Atkey, CEO of BC Non-Profit Housing Association, and Thom Armstrong, CEO of the Co-operative Housing Federation of BC, will be available for interviews on the 2021 BC Budget following its release Tuesday, April 20.

Atkey and Armstrong can speak with reporters on measures to address the housing affordability crisis and the unique concerns of the community housing sector. More than a year into the pandemic that has exposed deep inequalities in our housing and health systems, the need for safe, secure and affordable housing has never been greater.

  18 February 2020   

BC Budget: Delayed Investments Will Make Housing Crisis Worse

MEDIA RELEASE     BC Budget: Delayed Investments Will Only Make BC’s Housing Crisis Worse Housing advocates express disappointment in 2020 provincial budget VICTORIA, BC (February 18, 2020) – The lack of new investments in affordable housing, and the delay in delivering on existing commitments, will only make B.C.’s already serious housing crisis worse, say … Continued

  14 February 2020   

Media Advisory: Housing Advocates Available to Comment on 2020 Provincial Budget

Media are advised that Thom Armstrong, CEO of the Co-operative Housing Federation of BC (CHF BC), and Jill Atkey, CEO of BC Non-Profit Housing Association (BCNPHA) will be available for interviews on the 2020 Provincial Budget on Tuesday, February 18.

  20 February 2018   

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

  12 September 2017   

CHF BC welcomes commitment to affordable housing in BC Budget Update

CHF BC welcomes commitment to affordable housing in BC Budget Update

The 2017 budget update shows a clear commitment by the provincial government to prioritize affordable housing. With the announcement of 3,700 new affordable units and 6,700 currently in the pipeline, British Columbia will have more than 10,000 new affordable units rolling out over the next several years. Many of those new homes will be in housing co-ops.

  24 February 2017   

Nothing for housing co-ops in BC Budget

Housing co-ops will be hard pressed to find any good news in this week’s provincial budget, no matter how closely they look. While it’s true that the province’s pre-budget…

  16 February 2016   

CHF BC responds to BC Budget news

Balanced budget doesn’t address affordable housing deficitBC’s budget may balance on paper, but it doesn’t do enough to address a growing affordable housing deficit, according to the…