BC Housing

Premier-in-waiting David Eby speaks to the media during a news conference in a park in downtown Vancouver. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

VIDEO: David Eby makes plans for B.C. housing, safety

Eby became the official NDP leader Oct. 21

 

BC Housing CEO Shayne Ramsey announced his retirement Aug. 2. (BC Housing website)

BC Housing CEO to step away after recent attacks on unhoused people, threats to himself

“I no longer have confidence I can solve the complex problems facing us”

 

A concept image of the 30-unit development at 400 Evergreen Crescent in Sparwood. (Image courtesy of Zeidler Architecture)

Funding announced for Sparwood housing project

The new housing is supported by millions from the Federal and Provincial governments and the CBT

 

Construction continues on an affordable housing complex on Drennan Street in Sooke. (Justin Samanski-Langille - Sooke News Mirror)

B.C. well behind homebuilding pace needed to make housing affordable: CMHC

Housing report shows governments taking the shortage seriously: industry expert

Construction continues on an affordable housing complex on Drennan Street in Sooke. (Justin Samanski-Langille - Sooke News Mirror)
David Eby, B.C. Attorney General and Minister Responsible for Housing. (Photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

Affordable housing and dementia care facility opens in Vanderhoof

An unprecedented affordable housing development through the province of B.C. is now open in Vanderhoof

David Eby, B.C. Attorney General and Minister Responsible for Housing. (Photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
The site of future affordable housing in Sparwood, pictured in mid-April 2022.

New housing for Sparwood on the way

The project at Evergreen Crescent will add 30 affordable units to Sparwood

The site of future affordable housing in Sparwood, pictured in mid-April 2022.
Construction for the Fernie Family Housing Society’s North End Court affordable housing development is delayed by seven months, with the hopes of completion by late August or early September. (Joshua Fischlin/The Free Press)

FFHS affordable housing development seven months behind schedule, more expensive than originally hoped

Completion of the project is expected by late August or early September

Construction for the Fernie Family Housing Society’s North End Court affordable housing development is delayed by seven months, with the hopes of completion by late August or early September. (Joshua Fischlin/The Free Press)
Left to right: Sharon Strom (Teck), Steve Fairbairn (Director, Elkford Housing Society), Bill Macdonald (Director, Elkford Housing Society), Richard Whittington (Teck), Tammy Ogden (Teck), Denise Bertrand (Director, Elkford Housing Society), Duncan McDonald (President, Elkford Housing Society), Kim Bauer (Vice President, Elkford Housing Society - holding her granddaughter), Robin Sheremeta (Senior VP, Teck), Dean McKerracher (Mayor of Elkford), Joanne McKerracher. (Image courtesy of Teck)

Teck donates $1 million for senior’s housing project in Elkford

The donation will allow the project to proceed following a funding shortfall

Left to right: Sharon Strom (Teck), Steve Fairbairn (Director, Elkford Housing Society), Bill Macdonald (Director, Elkford Housing Society), Richard Whittington (Teck), Tammy Ogden (Teck), Denise Bertrand (Director, Elkford Housing Society), Duncan McDonald (President, Elkford Housing Society), Kim Bauer (Vice President, Elkford Housing Society - holding her granddaughter), Robin Sheremeta (Senior VP, Teck), Dean McKerracher (Mayor of Elkford), Joanne McKerracher. (Image courtesy of Teck)
A review of Goodacre Place found no link between the facility’s practices and six deaths of Indigenous men between spring 2020 and spring 2021. (Interior News file photo)

B.C. Housing reviews cultural safety of facility after deaths of 6 Indigenous men

A review of the Smithers supported living facility generated 31 recommendations

A review of Goodacre Place found no link between the facility’s practices and six deaths of Indigenous men between spring 2020 and spring 2021. (Interior News file photo)
RDEK board office in Cranbrook. File photo.

RDEK to present information on housing needs

The district will be presenting findings from their Housing Needs Study on Dec. 16

RDEK board office in Cranbrook. File photo.
A concept image of the 30-unit development at 400 Evergreen Crescent in Sparwood. (Image courtesy of Zeidler Architecture)
A concept image of the 30-unit development at 400 Evergreen Crescent in Sparwood. (Image courtesy of Zeidler Architecture)
BC Housing has proposed that Victory Church at 352 Winnipeg Street in Penticton be used to shelter up to 42 people experiencing homelessness from Oct. 2020 to March 2021. (Jesse Day - Western News)

BC Housing vows to fight for ‘vital’ Penticton shelter in court

The filing is in response to the city’s civil claim filed in July

BC Housing has proposed that Victory Church at 352 Winnipeg Street in Penticton be used to shelter up to 42 people experiencing homelessness from Oct. 2020 to March 2021. (Jesse Day - Western News)
Penticton mayor John Vassilaki and Minister of Housing David Eby have been battling over the Victory Church shelter and BC Housing projects in the city. (File photos)

Penticton heads to court over homeless shelter as BC Housing audit begins

The city was not satisfied with the response from Minister David Eby regarding the ongoing situation

Penticton mayor John Vassilaki and Minister of Housing David Eby have been battling over the Victory Church shelter and BC Housing projects in the city. (File photos)
BC Housing minister David Eby. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)

Eby jabs back against Penticton mayor’s ad urging BC Premier to intervene in shelter dispute

Eby writes that Penticton’s ‘serious’ social issues won’t improve under leadership of the mayor

BC Housing minister David Eby. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)
BC Housing has released a request for proposals to find a contractor that will conduct an economics of mass timber study. The bidding process closes April 28, 2021. (Don Descoteau/Black Press Media)

BC Housing to study economics of using mass timber for affordable housing

The affordable housing agency sees mass timber as an opportunity to reduce building-related GHG emissions

BC Housing has released a request for proposals to find a contractor that will conduct an economics of mass timber study. The bidding process closes April 28, 2021. (Don Descoteau/Black Press Media)
The city asking the public if they want to pursue legal action against the province and their decision to override the city on the Victory Church issue. (Jesse Day Western News)

Penticton ready to sue province over homeless shelter

City council voted unanimously to authorize legal action

The city asking the public if they want to pursue legal action against the province and their decision to override the city on the Victory Church issue. (Jesse Day Western News)
Minister of Housing David Eby called Penticton city council’s decision to try and close a shelter housing 42 people ‘disgraceful’ while opposition leader Shirley Bond called Eby a bully on Thursday morning. (File photo)

Opposition leader takes Minister Eby to task over Penticton shelter handling

The two politicians shared jabs during the Thursday morning session of the Provincial Legislature

Minister of Housing David Eby called Penticton city council’s decision to try and close a shelter housing 42 people ‘disgraceful’ while opposition leader Shirley Bond called Eby a bully on Thursday morning. (File photo)
Penticton Mayor John Vassilaki said they are waiting for an official letter from the province on the Victory Church shelter before seeking legal action. (Western News file photo)

BC Housing, landlord in Penticton’s legal crosshairs over Victory Church shelter

The city and council are waiting for a written declaration from the province invoking their powers

Penticton Mayor John Vassilaki said they are waiting for an official letter from the province on the Victory Church shelter before seeking legal action. (Western News file photo)
Approximately 50 protesters gathered at Gyro Park in Penticton Friday, March 5 to protest council’s decision to close Victory Church Shelter. (Jesse Day - Western News)

BC Housing to use provincial powers to keep Penticton shelter open

Penticton council voted Tuesday to reject the shelter’s extension for a second time

Approximately 50 protesters gathered at Gyro Park in Penticton Friday, March 5 to protest council’s decision to close Victory Church Shelter. (Jesse Day - Western News)
A ceremony to celebrate a land donation from Teck to the Elkford Housing Society took place on Thursday, January 16.

Elkford Housing Society gets funding for affordable homes

22 homes for seniors and people with disabilities will be built on land donated by Teck

A ceremony to celebrate a land donation from Teck to the Elkford Housing Society took place on Thursday, January 16.