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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.

  28 June 2024   

VIDEO: How Co-op Housing is Addressing our Affordability Crisis

At the recent British Columbia Co-operative Association’s (BCCA) 2024 Annual General Meeting, BCCA Co-Executive Director Elvezio Del Bianco interviewed co-op members to learn about the incredible work they are doing in their communities.

In this interview, Elvy talks with CHF BC’s Thom Armstrong to discuss how co-operative housing provides solutions for the housing crisis.

  4 April 2024   

Canada Rental Protection Fund Paves the Way to Housing Stability

B.C.’s housing sector celebrates the $1.5-billion Canada Rental Protection Fund, 🎉

The fund builds on the successful B.C. model, extending housing stability and affordability nationwide.

  28 February 2024   

Introducing a New Era of Co-operative Housing in BC

In a recent CFRO Co-op Radio interview, CHF BC CEO Thom Armstrong shares his insights into the new era of ambitious initiatives shaping the co-operative housing landscape in British Columbia.

Here are five key takeaways from Thom’s interview that highlight the transformative strides being made in our province.

  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.

  9 February 2024   

Good News! Media Coverage of the Coquitlam Co-op Acquisition

On February 8, 2024, B.C. Premier David Eby announced the historic acquisition of two Coquitlam housing co-operatives by the Community Land Trust. It was the first investment of the recently created Rental Protection Fund (RPF).

Check out the video of the announcement, as well as links to some media coverage.

  8 February 2024   

A Significant Victory for Co‑operative Housing in Coquitlam

Coquitlam is celebrating the acquisition and preservation of 290 co-op homes by the Community Land Trust. This was made possible through a contribution from the Rental Protection Fund (RPF).

This is a significant milestone for co-operative housing in B.C., It marks a crucial step forward in protecting housing security for co-op members in B.C.’s daunting housing landscape.

  30 June 2023   

BC opens $500M Rental Protection Fund

A $500-million rental-protection fund that will help non-profit groups purchase rental buildings has opened in British Columbia.

The fund aims to help First Nations and other non-profit groups buy older “affordable” rental buildings to preserve them as low-cost rental housing.

  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.

  23 May 2023   

CEO of the Rental Protection Fund Announced!

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

  6 March 2023   

Career Opportunity: CEO, Rental Protection Fund Society

The Rental Protection Fund Society is a non-profit society whose purposes are to facilitate the acquisition, stabilization, development, renewal and retention of real estate assets in British Columbia to support affordable rental and co-operative housing.

  27 February 2023   

Update on BC’s new Rental Protection Fund

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.