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New housing for homeless people in Prince Rupert, Terrace, Vernon

15 November 2017 - People who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in Prince Rupert, Terrace and Vernon will soon have access to supportive housing as part of the Province’s new modular-housing program, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing Selina Robinson announced today.

Throne speech strikes a balance between economic, social, and environmental principles

22 June 2017 - The speech from the throne is an important moment in history – it reflects both the priorities British Columbians articulated in the recent election, and the ability to invest in programs and services that British Columbians depend on, thanks to years of sound fiscal management and building Canada’s leading economy.

Province funds new affordable home ownership opportunities

6 April 2017 - The B.C. government is providing more than $1 million in grants to six Habitat for Humanity B.C. affiliates that will be used to build new affordable homes in Campbell River, Mission, Nanaimo, Richmond, Sechelt and Vernon.

New partnership will increase affordable housing in Vancouver

12 March 2017 - A partnership between the British Columbia government, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. and the City of Vancouver will create 109 units of new affordable housing for low- to moderate-income individuals, seniors and families.

B.C. HOME Partnership program open for applications

20 January 2017 - As of Jan. 16, British Columbians looking to purchase their first home can apply to the B.C. Home Owner Mortgage and Equity Partnership program, which helps first-time homebuyers create secure and stable futures for their families through home ownership.

Increased home owner grant helps families with property taxes

10 January 2017 - The Province is increasing the home owner grant threshold to $1.6 million, helping keep property taxes affordable for families and ensuring most home owners will continue to receive the full grant this year.

New program helps first-time homebuyers in Penticton

19 December 2016 - A new program launched by the British Columbia government to partner with first-time homebuyers on the down payment of their mortgage will benefit first-time buyers in Penticton.

Province invests $11 million for new housing project in Maple Ridge

16 December 2016 - Low-income seniors and families in Maple Ridge will soon have access to approximately 60 new units of affordable rental housing.

Province invests $6.7 million for new housing projects in Quesnel

26 November 2016 - Seniors in need of affordable rental housing in Quesnel will soon have access to 68 new units of affordable housing.

Province invests $2 million for new housing project in Burnaby

24 November 2016 - People with developmental disabilities in Burnaby will soon have access to nine new units of affordable housing.