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23 May 2023
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
28 February 2023
Investments will protect existing homes, accelerate funding for new affordable homes, and reduce the growing affordability gap for renters.
27 February 2023
We understand there are many questions about when the Fund will be operational and how it will work, and we wanted to update you with the information we’ve confirmed over the past month.
12 January 2023
The provincial government announced today that a new $500-million fund will be managed by B.C.’s community housing organizations to help deliver safe, affordable, and culturally supportive housing for individuals and families across B.C.
8 December 2022
CHF BC would like to congratulate Delta North MLA Ravi Kahlon as BC’s new Minister of Housing. The appointment of a standalone Minister of Housing follows through on a Premier Eby’s commitment to make “attainable and affordable housing” a key priority of his government.
27 July 2022
On this day (July 27th) in 1982, the Co-operative Housing Federation of British Columbia (CHF BC) was launched.
8 March 2022
CHF BC has received the following information from the provincial government’s Immunize BC project that may be of interest to members.
23 February 2022
The biggest omission in the budget is the lack of any attention to the loss of affordable homes from the existing rental market.
15 February 2022
B.C. Budget Day is February 22, 2022, and Housing Central will be following the release closely for new investments and commitments in community housing in our province.
19 April 2021
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.
25 March 2021
The BC Rebate for Accessible Home Adaptations (BC RAHA) is an updated version of the Home Adaptations for Independence (HAFI) program. BC RAHA launched in March 2021.
It provides financial assistance for low-income households to carry out adaptations for independent living.
1 March 2021
B.C.’s COVID-19 immunization plan was released on March 1. It provides details on how the COVID-19 vaccine will be distributed to different populations throughout the province. As we move into Phase 2 of the plan, the goal is to continue vaccinating vulnerable groups. Beginning this month that will include seniors aged 80+, residents of independent … Continued