2008 News Releases

December 16, 2008

PARTNERSHIP TO SHELTER HOMELESS, Vancouver

An unprecedented partnership between the Province, the City of Vancouver and the private sector will provide $1.5 million to create up to 200 temporary shelter beds in three locations for people who are homeless in Vancouver.

December 16, 2008

PROVINCE PROVIDES $60K GRANT TO UNITED WAY

The Province is providing a $60,000 grant to the United Way of the Fraser Valley (UWFV) to support housing initiatives for their Fraser Valley Housing Network (FVHN).

December 12, 2008

PARTNERS UNITE TO HELP HOMELESS, Saanich

The purchase and renovation of Clover Place, to provide 18 units of supportive housing for people who are chronically homeless or at risk of homelessness.

December 12, 2008

$5.75M CAMPUS OF CARE OPENS FOR SENIORS, Surrey

Rosemary Heights Seniors Village officially opened today to provide a new campus of care with 90 residential care beds and 61 assisted living units.

December 11, 2008

$830,000 CREATES NEW SHELTER FOR HOMELESS, Surrey

The Province is providing $830,000 for renovations and annual operational funding for a new 10-bed shelter for British Columbians who are homeless.

December 10, 2008

PROVINCE SPONSORS SOCIAL HOUSING DESIGN COMPETITION

The Province is sponsoring a social housing graduate seminar and design competition for students of the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA) at the University of British Columbia (UBC).

December 09, 2008

PROVINCE PROVIDES $1.5M TO HOSPICE, Delta

The Province is providing $1.5 million to the Delta Hospice Society for the construction of a 10-suite hospice residence, announced Rich Coleman, Minister of Housing and Social Development.

December 04, 2008

AFFORDABLE HOUSING BREAKS GROUND, Nanaimo

Construction is underway at 2104 Bowen Road in Nanaimo on a 20-unit development for single adults living with low or fixed incomes who are at risk of homelessness.

December 02, 2008

MULTICULTURAL AGENCY WILL OPERATE SOCIAL HOUSING, Burnaby

S.U.C.C.E.S.S. has been chosen to manage and operate Hillside Gardens, a provincially owned supportive housing development in Burnaby.

December 01, 2008

$17-MILLION LIVESMART INVESTMENT FOR LOW-INCOME HOUSING

The Province is investing $17 million in energy efficiency retrofits for low-income housing that will help put more money in the pockets of low-income British Columbians and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

November 20, 2008

PROVINCE FUNDS NEW RECOVERY HOUSE, Surrey

Aboriginal men with addictions now have access to Cwenengitel Aboriginal Housing Society’s new 12-bed recovery house, which officially opened today.

November 17, 2008

FUNDING HELPS FAMILIES BECOME SELF-SUFFICIENT, Victoria

The Province has provided $337,500 to the Burnside Gorge Community Association’s Family Self-Sufficiency Program.

November 13, 2008

NEW CENTRE OFFERS EASIER ACCESS TO DISABILITY SUPPORTS, Prince George

$540,000 of funding and donations for the Prince George Personal Supports Centre.

November 13, 2008

PROVINCE SEEKS COMMENT ON INCREASED WOOD CONSTRUCTION

Changes to the B.C. Building Code that will raise the roof on residential wood-frame construction to six storeys are now available online for public input.

November 12, 2008

160 NEW HOUSING UNITS FOR NANAIMO HOMELESS, Nanaimo

The Province and the City of Nanaimo have agreed to create up to 160 new supportive housing units at five properties for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

November 08, 2008

TRANSITIONAL HOUSING RECEIVES $775,000, Langley

The official opening of Wagner Hills Farm Society’s Campbell Valley - House of Hope, a 14-bed transitional housing development for women in addiction recovery.

November 07, 2008

OLYMPIC LEGACY HOUSING FOR SENIORS, Chetwynd

Four units of assisted living and eight units of permanent affordable housing for low-income seniors in Chetwynd.

November 04, 2008

NEW AFFORDABLE HOUSING OPENS FOR SENIORS, Kamloops

Local seniors now have access to more affordable housing options thanks to annual provincial funding of $171,600 for 10 new subsidized assisted living apartments at the Hamlets at Westsyde.

November 03, 2008

MORE SHELTER SPACES NOW AVAILABLE, Victoria

An additional 40 temporary beds that are available at the Church of Saint John the Divine.

October 27, 2008

NEW OFFICES TO HELP TENANTS

Residential tenancy information and outreach services will be enhanced for tenants and landlords in Vancouver through two new office locations.

October 27, 2008

NEW ASSISTED LIVING FOR SENIORS OPENS, Vancouver

The Province is providing $30.2 million to Providence Health Care’s Honoria Conway, providing seniors and adults with disabilities with access to 68 new assisted living units.

October 24, 2008

NEW SUPPORTIVE HOUSING MARKS ACCESSIBLE COMMUNITIES DAY, Vancouver

People with disabilities will have access to nine new units of independent housing with support services, thanks to the official opening today of the $3.25-million Hudson Place.

October 23, 2008

PROVINCE GIVES $985K FOR NEW EMERGENCY SHELTER, Kamloops

Opening of Emerald House, a new eight-bed emergency shelter for homeless women and their children.

October 18, 2008

SENIORS’ SUPPORTIVE HOUSING OPENS, Port Coquitlam

The Province has provided $1 million to RJ Kent Manor to help provide 25 units of subsidized housing for low-income seniors.

October 17, 2008

NEW SUPPORTIVE HOUSING TO HELP HOMELESS, Maple Ridge

An agreement to build 30 to 40 new supportive housing units on a District-owned site.

October 17, 2008

UNIQUE PARTNERSHIP FORMED AT GOVERNMENT SRO HOTELS, Vancouver

The Province, the Vancouver Police Department and the non-profit operators of the 17 government-owned single room occupancy (SRO) hotels in Vancouver will enhance communications and clearly establish procedures to ensure safe, secure and supportive housing.

October 17, 2008

NEW TEMPORARY SHELTER BEDS OPEN TODAY, Victoria

There will be 45 new temporary shelter beds located at the Streetlink and Salvation Army Addictions and Rehabilitation Centre shelters in Victoria.

October 16, 2008

SUPPORTIVE HOUSING OPENS, Port Alberni

Renovations are complete at the $1.6-million Rogers St. Apartments, providing 42 units of supportive housing for adults at risk of homelessness and those with mental health issues.

October 15, 2008

TEMPORARY HOMELESS SHELTER, Duncan

$382,000 in one-time funding to the Canadian Mental Health Association’s Cowichan Branch for 25 temporary seasonal shelter beds that are opening today to help the men and women who need it most during the cold winter months.

October 04, 2008

FIRST SUPPORTIVE HOUSING FOR GULF ISLANDS, Salt Spring Island

Official opening of a new $5-million housing development for individuals and families at risk of homelessness.

October 03, 2008

NEW SUPPORTIVE HOUSING OPENS, Kelowna

Official opening of The John Howard Society of the Central and South Okanagan’s Cardington Apartments, a new 30-unit supportive housing development to address homelessness.

October 01, 2008

PROVINCE FUNDS GREEN BUILDING EDUCATION

The Cascadia Region Green Building Council will receive $100,000 to deliver education programs in B.C. that will encourage the development of more green buildings and support the greening of the province’s Building Code.

September 30, 2008

$28M SENIORS’ DEVELOPMENT BREAKS GROUND, Langley

Official groundbreaking for Langley Lodge, a redevelopment that will provide 139 units plus amenity space for Langley seniors.

September 19, 2008

NEW $940,000 WOMEN’S SHELTER OPENS, New Westminster

Women and children at risk of homelessness now have access to Elizabeth Gurney House, a new 12-unit permanent shelter in Sapperton.

September 18, 2008

B.C. FUNDS HOMELESSNESS ACTION PLAN, Central Okanagan

The Province is providing $25,000 to the Poverty and Homelessness Action Team – Central Okanagan (PHAT-CO) towards its goal of a 10-year action plan to end homelessness in the region.

September 16, 2008

One-day Rental Tenancy workshop for landlords in Abbotsford and Port Coquitlam and Chilliwack.

September 16, 2008

Funding provided for Homeless Outreach Services

September 16, 2008

$8.7M FOR SENIORS’ HOUSING IN LOWER MAINLAND

The Province has invested $8.7 million towards the renovations of more than 180 seniors’ supportive housing units in Surrey, White Rock and Vancouver.

September 16, 2008

HOMELESS OUTREACH ESTABLISHED IN FOUR MORE COMMUNITIES, Interior

Non-profit groups have been selected to provide homeless outreach services in Mission, Hope, Cranbrook and Revelstoke.

September 15, 2008

NEW HOUSING FOR HOMELESS OPENS, Quesnel

Official opening of the $1.4-million Seasons House, a mix of 10 transitional housing units and 10 emergency shelter beds for individuals facing homelessness.

September 15, 2008

PROVINCE FUNDS NEW EMERGENCY SHELTER, Vernon

The $1.2-million Gateway Vernon Shelter with 25 permanent emergency beds for men and women has officially opened.

September 12, 2008

TENANTS UNVEIL COLLABORATIVE CARVING PROJECT, Burnaby

Project Sequoia, a 25-foot-tall collaborative tenant carving project, was officially unveiled today by Doug Drummond Manor tenants and community partners.

September 12, 2008

TRANSITIONAL HOUSING BREAKS GROUND, Prince George

Start of construction at Friendship Lodge, a 30-unit apartment building for adults who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

September 08, 2008

$18-MILLION CAMPUS OF CARE OPENS, Sooke

Opening of Ayre ManorLodge, a new $18-million campus of care combining 25 assisted living apartments and 32 residential care beds.

September 05, 2008

11 ASSISTED LIVING UNITS FOR SENIORS OPEN, Revelstoke

The $3.8-million Moberly Manor officially opened, providing 11 new assisted living units for seniors.

September 04, 2008

ASSISTED LIVING UNITS OPEN, Golden

Golden Community Resources Society’s Mountain View, a $3-million assisted living development for seniors.

August 26, 2008

97 PEOPLE WIN BC HOUSING EDUCATION AWARDS

BC Housing has provided awards and bursaries to 97 people living in subsidized housing across the province – up from 46 last year – to help them pursue their educational goals and achieve positive life changes.

August 26, 2008

GREEN STANDARDS FOR BUILDINGS COME INTO EFFECT

Every new building in B.C. will meet progressive standards for energy and water efficiency beginning Sept. 5.

August 19, 2008

$1.5 MILLION SENIORS' SUPPORTIVE HOUSING OPENS, Delta

Margaret Vidal Court is now open, after the completion of renovations worth more than $1.5 million at the 45-unit supportive housing development for low-income seniors.

August 13, 2008

MORE SUBSIDIZED HOUSING FOR SENIORS, Williams Lake

More than $148,000 annually for an additional six subsidized assisted living units at Williams Lake Seniors Village.

August 12, 2008

CONSTRUCTION BEGINS FOR SUPPORTIVE HOUSING, Kelowna

Construction has begun on a new $4.2-million, 11-unit subsidized housing development on 2071 Gordon Drive aimed at helping Kelowna women and children at risk of homelessness.

August 11, 2008

CONSTRUCTION BEGINS ON SUPPORTIVE HOUSING, Terrace

Construction has started at 2812 Hall Street for a new $5.8-million emergency shelter and transitional housing development aimed at breaking the cycle of homelessness in Terrace.

July 28, 2008

SENIORS BENEFIT FROM NEW SUPPORTIVE HOUSING, Merritt

Opening of 28 units of seniors’ supportive housing at Trade Winds Terrace.

July 23, 2008

SENIORS’ SUPPORTIVE HOUSING, Penticton

A provincial grant of $277,000 to renovate the Penticton Retirement Centre's 124 units.

July 22, 2008

NEW ASSESSMENT CLASS BENEFITS SUPPORTIVE HOUSING

Property tax relief for non-profit societies to help address housing challenges for the most vulnerable British Columbians.


July 17, 2008

PROVINCE FUNDS DEVELOPMENT OF LOCAL SUPPORTIVE HOUSING, Kelowna

The Canadian Mental Health Association – Kelowna Branch and the John Howard Society of the Central and South Okanagan have been selected to develop and operate two new supportive housing developments.

July 11, 2008

HOMELESS OUTREACH EXPANDS TO FOUR MORE COMMUNITIES

Homeless outreach services will soon be provided in Cranbrook, Revelstoke, Mission and Hope, bringing the number of communities served by the Homeless Outreach Program up to 47.


July 10, 2008

PROVINCE CREATING MORE SUBSIDIZED HOUSING, Burnaby

The Province will subsidize the majority of the 162 units at Hillside Gardens in Burnaby to improve housing affordability for families.

July 08, 2008

PERMANENT HOMELESS SHELTER BREAKS GROUND, Duncan

Official groundbreaking of the Cowichan Community Housing Resource Centre, which will provide 15 emergency shelter beds and 24 transition housing units for adults with mental health issues and those at risk of homelessness.

July 04, 2008

PROVINCE FUNDS AFFORDABLE HOUSING, Vernon

A new $11.7-million development that will provide 40 units of affordable housing for Vernon families officially broke ground.

June 26, 2008

AFFORDABLE SENIORS’ HOUSING COMPLEX OPENS, Victoria

More affordable housing options with the opening of Parry Place, a new 21-unit assisted living development.

June 24, 2008

OUR PLACE OPENS TO HELP HOMELESS, Victoria

Official opening of Our Place, a $14-million development helping to break the cycle of homelessness in Victoria.

June 13, 2008

RENOVATIONS BEGIN ON HOUSING TO HELP HOMELESS, New Westminster

Construction to combine two character homes into Maria Keary Cottage, a $6.5-million, 35-bed supportive housing project to help people facing homelessness.

June 06, 2008

PROVINCE INVESTS IN MORE HOUSING FOR SENIORS, Quesnel

Opening of 35 assisted living apartments at Maeford Place.

June 05, 2008

MORE SENIOR-FRIENDLY PROJECTS APPROVED FOR COMMUNITIES

Twenty-one more communities have received approval to develop plans and programs that address local challenges related to seniors’ housing.


May 30, 2008

PROVINCE FUNDS 20 NEW HOMES FOR DISABLED, Burnaby

The first assisted living development for young adults with disabilities in the Fraser Health Region has opened with 20 units of housing and support services.

May 30, 2008

PROVINCE FUNDS SENIORS’ SUPPORTIVE HOUSING, Sidney

$1.1-million investment to renovate Wakefield Manor has resulted in the opening of 24 units of seniors’ supportive housing, the first on Vancouver Island.

May 29, 2008

SITE IDENTIFIED FOR WOMEN’S ROOMING HOUSE, Kamloops

Site identified for a temporary rooming house for women in Kamloops.

May 28, 2008

GLENSHIEL’S 100TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATED, Victoria

The centennial of The Glenshiel, one of Victoria’s enduring historic buildings, which has provided seniors’ housing for the last 35 years.

May 27, 2008

SENIORS’ HOUSING UNDER CONSTRUCTION, Port Alberni

Construction of 10 new assisted living units underway at Rainbow Gardens, a multi-level seniors’ care facility, with 31 existing units.

May 26, 2008

NEW HOUSING FOR HOMELESS & FAMILIES OPENS, Vancouver

Official opening of the Tikva Housing Society’s Dany Guincher House, which includes 11 apartments for those at risk of homelessness, families fleeing abusive relationships, and independent disabled people.

May 22, 2008

NEW AFFORDABLE HOUSING OPENS FOR SENIORS, Langley

58 new affordable homes - official opening of Evergreen Timbers, a $17.2-million assisted living development.

May 21, 2008

HISTORIC FIRST NATIONS HOUSING AGREEMENT SIGNED

The Government of Canada, Province of B.C. and the First Nations Leadership Council today signed a historic agreement to work together to develop a comprehensive approach to improve housing for First Nations communities, individuals and families both on and off reserve.


May 21, 2008

$4.1M SENIORS' HOUSING DEVELOPMENT OPENS, Vanderhoof

Opening of Riverside Place, a $4.1-million, 32-unit development offering assisted living apartments and the first Seniors’ Supportive Housing program apartments to open in the North.

May 20, 2008

PROVINCE PROTECTS AFFORDABLE HOUSING, Victoria

The Province invested $6.6 million to purchase a 51-unit apartment building and a 13-bed rooming house to protect affordable housing in Victoria.

May 16, 2008

NON-PROFIT TO DEVELOP AND OPERATE SUPPORTIVE HOUSING, Victoria

The Pacifica Housing Advisory Association (PHAA) has been selected to redevelop and manage supportive housing at 950 Humboldt St. (Camas Gardens).

May 15, 2008

PROVINCE HELPS CREATE NEW SENIORS’ HOUSING, Hornby Island

A $95,000 grant from the Province’s Housing Endowment Fund has resulted in the opening of four new seniors’ housing units.

May 12, 2008

PROVINCE & HABITAT FOR HUMANITY CREATING FAMILY HOUSING, Burnaby

The Province is providing Habitat for Humanity Canada (HFHC) with up to $500,000 through the Housing Endowment Fund to develop affordable homeownership projects for low-to-moderate-income families.

May 06, 2008

POWELL RIVER SENIORS TO BENEFIT FROM HOUSING UPGRADES

The Powell River Kiwanis Village Society will be able to upgrade about 43 seniors’ housing units and introduce new support services at its development on Kiwanis Avenue.

May 06, 2008

PROVINCE FUNDING UPGRADE OF 300 SENIORS' HOUSING UNITS

Non-profit housing societies have been selected to upgrade and manage more than 300 units of housing in eight communities through the Seniors’ Supportive Housing program.

May 02, 2008

PROVINCE FUNDS NEW SENIORS’ HOUSING, Cortes Island

A $380,000 grant from the Province’s Housing Endowment Fund is enabling the Cortes Island Seniors Society to begin the construction of six new cottages for seniors.

May 01, 2008

WORKSHOP GIVES LANDLORDS INFORMATION, ADVICE, Nelson

A one-day workshop co-hosted by the Residential Tenancy Branch and the Rental Owners and Managers Society of B.C.

May 01, 2008

HOUSING AND TRAINING CENTRE OPENS FOR VICTORIA YOUTH, Victoria

A centre providing eight beds of transitional housing, as well as hospitality and life skills training programs for up to 30 at-risk youth, officially opened its doors today.

May 01, 2008

NON-PROFIT OPERATORS SOUGHT FOR HOUSING SITES, Kelowna

The Province is seeking non-profit housing organizations to develop and operate two new supportive housing sites announced on March 19, 2008 as part of the partnership between the Province and the City of Kelowna.

April 30, 2008

PROVINCE PROVIDES $150,000 GRANT FOR BUILT GREEN BC

The Canadian Home Builders Association of B.C. (CHBA-BC) is receiving a $150,000 grant from the Province’s Housing Endowment Fund to provide research, education and training about the association’s Built Green BC program.

April 29, 2008

AGENCIES CHOSEN TO PROVIDE EXPANDED HOMELESS OUTREACH

Non-profit organizations have been selected to begin homeless outreach services in seven communities. Four organizations selected to provide increased outreach services in Vancouver and Prince George.

April 24, 2008

WORKSHOP GIVES LANDLORDS INFORMATION, ADVICE

A one-day workshop co-hosted by the Residential Tenancy Branch and the Rental Owners and Managers Society of B.C. in Prince George.

April 22, 2008

PROVINCE FUNDS PURCHASE OF FAMILY HOUSING, Cranbrook

The Province is providing a grant of more than $1 million to the Aqanttanam Housing Society to purchase Claydon Villa, an 18-unit townhouse complex in Cranbrook.

April 18, 2008

HOUSING FOR HOMELESS UNDER CONSTRUCTION, Langley

That Gateway of Hope, a new $14.1-million development that will provide 55 beds for homeless people officially broke ground.

April 15, 2008

$2 MILLION DOUBLES FUNDING FOR TENANT STARTER KITS

More low-income British Columbians will benefit from a $2-million, one-time government grant to the BC Non-Profit Housing Association for tenant starter kits.

April 14, 2008

PROVINCE FAST-TRACKS NEW HOUSING FOR HOMELESS, Surrey

Up to 172 new supportive housing units and 20 new sobering beds.

April 14, 2008

32 NEW TRANSITION BEDS FOR HOMELESS YOUTH, Vancouver

A $5 million funding partnership for a major expansion to Covenant House Vancouver, a shelter and resource centre for homeless youth.

March 28, 2008

4,000 BED MILESTONE REACHED AT CEDARS OPENING, Vancouver

B.C. has passed the 4,000-bed milestone with the opening of the Cedars at Beulah Gardens which will provide 89 assisted living units for seniors.

March 28, 2008

B.C. PROTECTS ADDITIONAL DOWNTOWN EASTSIDE SRO HOTEL, Vancouver

The Province is purchasing the 110-unit Tamura House at 398 Powell St. from the St. James Community Services Society for $2.4 million, equal to the balance of the mortgage, to protect affordable housing stock in Vancouver for those most in need.

March 26, 2008

NEW TRANSITIONAL HOUSING TO OPEN, Port Alberni

Renovations are underway at the former Redford Lodge which is being converted into 42 units of transitional housing for adults at risk of homelessness.

March 26, 2008

INCREASED RENTAL ASSISTANCE OFFERED TO MORE FAMILIES

The Province is expanding the Rental Assistance Program as of April 1, 2008, to make more families eligible for increased financial assistance.


March 19, 2008

NEW SUPPORTIVE HOUSING TO HELP HOMELESS, Kelowna

The Province and the City of Kelowna have agreed tocreate up to 140 new supportive housing units on three City-owned sites.

March 17, 2008

TRANSITION HOUSE FOR YOUNG ABORIGINAL WOMEN OPENS, Abbotsford

Official opening of the first development completed under the Province’s Aboriginal Housing Initiative, Spirit Bear Center, a 10-bed transition house in Abbotsford for young Aboriginal women in recovery from addictions.

March 17, 2008

FIRST ASSISTED LIVING UNITS OPEN, Haida Gwaii

Opening of Martin Manor, a $1.8-million, four-unit development that is the first assisted living residence to open in Haida Gwaii.

March 14, 2008

NEW SUPPORTED TRANSITION HOUSE OPENS, Kelowna

Official opening of Bedford Place, a 10-bed, supported transition house for men in recovery from substance abuse and related issues.

March 13, 2008

$2.7 MILLION IMPROVES SERVICES TO LANDLORDS, TENANTS

Landlords and tenants will have improved access to information and dispute resolution services with a $2.7-million investment to expand Residential Tenancy Branch services.


March 12, 2008

WORKSHOP GIVES LANDLORDS INFORMATION, ADVICE

A one-day workshop co-hosted by the Residential Tenancy Branch and the Rental Owners and Managers Society of BC in Nanaimo.

March 10, 2008

SAFER AND GREENER BUILDINGS COMING TO B.C.

Changes creating safer buildings and a greener B.C. Building Code were introduced today.


March 10, 2008

PROVINCE INCREASES PROTECTION FOR TENANTS AND LANDLORDS

Landlords and tenants who fail to meet their responsibilities under the law will face tough consequences with new administrative penalties.

March 07, 2008

SENIORS' SUPPORTIVE HOUSING PROGRAM DEBUTS, Keremeos

The $1.1-million renovation of the 26-unit Mountain View Manor, the first development that has been upgraded under the Province’s new Seniors’ Supportive Housing program.

March 06, 2008

INN RENOVATED TO HELP HOMELESS, Quesnel

Renovations have begun at the Wheel Inn Motel, which is being converted into 20 units of transitional housing and shelter beds for the homeless and people at risk of becoming homeless.

February 22, 2008

ASSISTED LIVING UNITS OPEN FOR SENIORS, Langley

Official opening of Langley Seniors Village, a new 120-unit housing development for seniors in the growing Township of Langley.

February 22, 2008

77 NEW AFFORDABLE SENIORS' APARTMENTS OPEN, Vancouver

Opening of Höfn Icelandic Harbour, a new housing development overlooking the Fraser River that will provide 77 assisted living units for seniors.

February 14, 2008

PROVINCE BUYS SIX HOTELS TO EXPAND AND PROTECT HOUSING, Vancouver

The Province is purchasing another six single room occupancy hotels with 330 units in Vancouver to reduce homelessness and help protect affordable housing stock for those most in need.

February 13, 2008

PROVINCE FUNDS $100K TOWARDS SAFER HOMES

A $100,000 grant from the Province’s Housing Endowment Fund is being awarded to the SAFERhome Standards Society to create safe, healthy and sustainable homes.

February 08, 2008

PROVINCE REACHES OUT TO ABORIGINAL HOMELESS

Non-profit societies in eight communities have been selected to provide homeless Aboriginal people with access to housing and support services through a new $500,000 Aboriginal Homeless Outreach Program.


February 01, 2008

NON-PROFITS SELECTED FOR 12 CITY-OWNED HOUSING SITES, Vancouver

Non-profit societies have been selected to manage approximately 1,200 new supportive housing units being developed to provide housing for those facing homelessness in Vancouver.

February 01, 2008

PROVINCE FUNDS NEW EMERGENCY SHELTER, Vernon

The Province has approved about $1 million for the purchase and renovation of a permanent 25-bed emergency shelter for men and women on 33rd Street.

January 28, 2008

NON-PROFIT SOCIETY SELECTED TO MANAGE WHISTLER INN, Kamloops

The AIDS Society of Kamloops (ASK) has been selected to manage and operate the Whistler Inn that was purchased by the Province last year.

January 25, 2008

$2.5 MILLION CREATES CHILD CARE IN SOCIAL HOUSING, Surrey

Creating new licensed child-care spaces in existing and planned social housing developments.

January 25, 2008

PROPOSAL CALL ISSUED FOR HOMELESS OUTREACH PROVIDERS

A call for Expressions of Interest has been issued to non-profit societies for the provincial Homeless Outreach Program.

January 22, 2008

NEW SUPPORTIVE HOUSING FOR HOMELESS, Victoria

The Province and City of Victoria have agreed to expedite more than 170 new and upgraded housing units to reduce homelessness, including the relocation and expansion of the Streetlink emergency shelter.

January 17, 2008

NON-PROFIT SOCIETY CHOSEN TO MANAGE FAMILY HOUSING, Burnaby

The New Chelsea Society has been selected to manage and operate two family townhouse complexes in Burnaby that were purchased by the Province last year.

January 10, 2008

PROVINCE INVESTS $4.9M TO PROTECT AFFORDABLE HOUSING, New Westminster

The Province is purchasing the 59-unit College Place Hotel in downtown New Westminster for $4.9 million to protect affordable housing for British Columbians in need.

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