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.
3 October 2023
At CHF BC, we’re always eager to connect with our member co-operatives and learn more about the unique communities they create.
In mid-September, four staff members embarked on an incredible journey through the interior of British Columbia.
21 July 2023
On July 19, 2023, a devastating fire at Devonshire Court Housing Co-operative in Maple Ridge destroyed 12 homes. Thankfully everyone made it out safely. Displaced members are staying in a hotel for the near future but urgently need to find new longer-term accommodations while their homes are restored. Ideally the housing will be located near the Maple Ridge area.
If your co-op has a vacancy they can offer to families or individuals from Devonshire Court, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
19 July 2023
CHF BC hosted the latest get-together in our neighbourhood event series on July 12, 2023, with a group of housing co-ops in the Marpole neighbourhood of Vancouver.
Members from several Marpole housing co-ops spent a beautiful summer evening touring neighbourhood co-ops. During the tour, they shared their co-op living experiences with one another.
8 May 2023
On April 28, 2023, CHF BC resumed its program of neighbourhood events with a group of housing co-ops located in the Grandview-Woodland neighbourhood of Vancouver.
Members from a number of housing co-ops from the neighbourhood had the chance to meet and discuss issues of common interest and visit several of the neighbourhood non-profit housing co-ops.
20 April 2023
Atira Women’s Resource Society is nonprofit organization based in Vancouver, B.C.. They have found a unique solution to address the affordable housing crisis and improve employee well-being by providing housing to its staff members. This move has sparked interest in the potential for co-operative housing initiatives among other nonprofit organizations.
27 February 2023
Our partners at CHF Canada have been hard at work advocating for investments to grow and support housing co-ops. Last week, they released recommendations for the upcoming 2023 Federal Budget.
10 February 2023
More than 30,000 people live in co-op housing in BC. Together, co-op members are creating homes and communities. Like other housing groups, co-op members face challenges, aging buildings and higher construction costs.
BC Housing talks with Thom Armstrong, CEO, Co-operative Housing Federation of BC and Tiffany Duzita, Executive Director, Community Land Trust. They discuss how partnerships, committed co-op members, and access to financing from partners like BC Housing and Vancity help co-ops thrive.
11 January 2023
While we aren’t usually excited about pictures of a hole in the ground, we’re making exceptions to these photos taken last weekend of a new co-operative being laid in the Joyce Collingwood neighbourhood of Vancouver.
9 September 2022
Last autumn, we let you know about new obligations that your co-op faces: housing co-ops and other landowners need to submit reports to the Land Owner Transparency Registry. These obligations were delayed, but the revised November 30, 2022, deadline for filing transparency reports is fast-approaching.
5 August 2022
Here is the video of our July 28, 2022 webinar on addressing overheating in co-operative housing.
11 July 2022
We are thrilled to share news of an important announcement that will take place on Monday, July 11. The announcement brings together several partners on a historic deal for the co-operative housing movement, and we want you to be part of it!
3 May 2022
After the deadly periods of extreme heat in 2021, many housing co-ops recognized the need to help ensure the health and well-being of members and staff during these events.