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  8 February 2021   

Black History Month Spotlight: Rosemary Brown

Rosemary Brown broke through racial barriers and the glass ceiling, making her mark in politics and human rights and leaving behind an inspiring legacy of achievement.

Her work has helped ensure equal rights for women and people of colour, whether it’s in our schools, workplaces or homes.

  31 January 2021   

Black History Month Spotlight: Emery Barnes

In our first story we are touching on the football fever surrounding a particular event this weekend and showcasing the outstanding accomplishments of athlete, social worker, politician and community builder Emery Barnes.

Anyone familiar with US college sports, BC’s political history and the beloved Canadian Football league will recognize Barnes’ legacy – memorialized with a prominent Vancouver park named after him in 2003.

  31 January 2021   

Housing Central Celebrates Black History Month

Responding to Systemic Racism In 2020, we saw a global response to systemic racism. This pervasive racism has existed for centuries against Black, Indigenous and people of colour (BIPOC). We were horrified at the events as they unfolded. Many organizations showed their support and issued statements in solidarity and support against systemic racism. At Housing … Continued

  11 December 2020   

THANKS FOR JOINING US at the 2020 Housing Central Conference!

From all of us here at CHF BC, BCNPHA and AHMA, thank you for being part of the 2020 Housing Central Conference. We are thrilled to have welcomed nearly 1,200 delegates for three days of learning, connection and inspiration; even though we weren’t able to meet in person, we saw an incredible level of engagement … Continued

  1 December 2020   

Affordable Housing Conference Explores Solutions to Tackle Housing Challenges in the Year of Lockdowns and Beyond

First-ever online event will confront the racism, inequities and barriers to housing in B.C. – and generate solutions for secure, affordable housing for all.

  14 October 2020   

News Release: Voters and Candidates Urged to Make Housing Central

For Immediate Release: Voters and Candidates Urged to Make Housing Central in Provincial Election Campaign Co-op and non-profit housing sectors outline key asks to address worsening crisis in British Columbia and provide tools for voters to learn about the issues in their community VANCOUVER, B.C. (October 14, 2020) – With voting day approaching, BC Non … Continued

  9 October 2020   

Make Housing Central in the 2020 BC Provincial Election Campaign

British Columbians will elect their new provincial government on October 24th, 2020. There is no question that affordable housing and homelessness are amongst the top issues affecting voters.  Building on the success of our Rental Housing Index, we have compiled easy to navigate rental affordability data in each of B.C.’s 87 ridings to help you … Continued

  29 July 2019   

Housing Advocates Welcome Report from Burnaby Mayor’s Task Force on Community Housing

The Co-op Housing Federation of BC (CHF BC) and BC Non-Profit Housing Association (BCNPHA) applaud the Burnaby Mayor’s Task Force on Community Housing for its vision of Burnaby as a community with affordable housing for all citizens.

  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.

  18 April 2018   

Housing Advocates Welcome Historic Investment in the Community Housing Sector

Housing Central partners Co-op Housing Federation of BC and BC Non-Profit Housing Association applaud the provincial government’s historic investment in the community housing sector with today’s announcement to build 14,000 new affordable rental housing units over the next 10 years through partnerships with non-profit housing providers, co-ops and municipalities.

  23 November 2017   

CHF BC and BCNPHA welcome first ever National Housing Strategy

On November 22, the federal government released the details of its long-anticipated National Housing Strategy.

CHF BC and the BC Non-Profit Housing Association (BCNPHA) were present at the announcement in Vancouver with the Hon. Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development.

  11 April 2017   

CHF BC and BC Rental Housing Coalition launch Affordable Housing Plan for BC

On Monday, April 10, Housing Central and the BC Rental Housing Coalition released An Affordable Housing Plan for BC, a ten-year plan to improve housing conditions in communities across British…