A well-informed membership makes the co-op housing movement stronger. Keep up-to-date on the latest CHF BC, and co-op housing related, goings-on by reading our latest news below. To get this news—and more— delivered directly to your inbox subscribe to our newsletters.
24 March 2023
Your feedback will help the city understand the housing needs of seniors, Elders and older adults aged 55+ living in Vancouver. Your input will help shape policies, partnerships, and advocacy actions being developed as part of the Seniors Housing Strategy this year.
17 February 2023
On February 14, 2023, Vancouver City Council established 15 advisory committees for the current term. These opportunities may be of interest to Vancouver co-op members or friends.
Applications are open until March 19, 2023.
12 December 2022
As part of its Climate Emergency Action Plan, the City of Vancouver will assisting residents in multi-family buildings, with programs to aid with access to retrofits that support emission reductions.
6 December 2022
Vancouver city council is considering a motion this week that proposes allowing non-market housing—including co-op—projects that are up to 12 storeys to go ahead without the need for rezoning.
13 July 2021
July 2021 was an important month for housing co-ops in BC, and especially in Vancouver. After years of work (and lobbying) on the part of co-op members, CHF BC staff, and City of Vancouver staff, Vancouver’s City Council unanimously approved a new framework for lease renewals. The work of actually renewing those leases is starting … Continued
22 June 2021
CHF BC can now confirm that Vancouver City Council plans to hear a report from staff on housing co-op lease renewals on July 7. The staff report will be released to the public on June 30, 2021.
We will be holding two town halls for members to prepare for the Council meeting.
11 June 2021
Some last-minute considerations have emerged that will push the Council report on co-op leases to July 6 or 7. As a result, the public release of the Council report will not happen any earlier than June 29.
CHF BC is therefore postponing the June 17 town hall to a date later in June or early in July. The date will be announced at the earliest opportunity, as soon as we receive word on the final schedule. We will share more information with you as it becomes available.
3 December 2020
This is just a brief update for those interested in the City of Vancouver leasehold conversation.
City staff had intended to bring forward a report to Council in December 2020. That report will be delayed to the Council meeting scheduled for February 10, 2021.
CHF BC will work closely with members between now and then to get the best possible outcome.
24 February 2020
The City of Vancouver is launching a new program to help increase the number of non-profit and co-op homes in the municipality.
Using moneys from the Empty Homes Tax and the City’s own capital budget, the program offers incentives that can be paired with funding from other sources.
31 January 2020
Earlier this week, the City of Vancouver released its long awaited co-op Lease discussion paper. This launches a period of consultation and discussion that is expected to result in a final report to Council by the summer of 2020. The discussion paper: You can download the discussion paper, read more about the City’s process, and … Continued
26 January 2020
Fraserview Housing Co-operative took a big step forward by electing its first resident board at last week’s annual general meeting. This marks an important occasion in the life of a multi-site partnership with the Community Land Trust, the City of Vancouver and the members of Fraserview. Half a decade ago, the City sought a non-profit … Continued
18 June 2019
The following is a brief update on developments that affect co-ops in the City of Vancouver.
Vancouver City Hall has been recently active on a couple of fronts.