Release of 2012 Building, Plumbing, and Fire Codes The Province has adopted the 2012 editions of the BC Codes with an effective date of December 20, 2012.
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Housing Matters BC Government releases Report Card on accomplishments under the provincial housing strategy.
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$143 million investment will create safe, affordable homes for those in need for many years to come. Thirteen provincially owned Single Room Occupancy Hotels in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside will be renovated and restored.
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Home Adaptations for Independence A new program is available to help low-income seniors and people with disabilities finance home modifications for accessible, safe and independent living.
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Strata Property Act Regulations New regulations under the Strata Property Act that improve accountability in strata corporations have been introduced.
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A Modern Building Regulatory System

Responding to the need for change in the building regulatory system.

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The Strategy: Housing Matters

Improving the lives of B.C. residents facing housing challenges.

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Greening the BC Building Code

Reducing buildings’ energy and water use.

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About the Office of Housing and Construction Standards

Our responsibilities cover a broad range of regulatory and policy areas related to housing in British Columbia that include: