BC Housing

House for sale. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Evan Buhler)

Four straight months of falling house prices in Central Okanagan

The benchmark price for a single-family home is still above $1M

 

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”

 

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

 

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)
Penticton’s Burdock House supportive housing on Winnipeg St. is one of the B.C. Housing buildings the City of Penticton had audited. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

BC Housing audit in Penticton finds gaps in support

The report was released on Tuesday May 17

Penticton’s Burdock House supportive housing on Winnipeg St. is one of the B.C. Housing buildings the City of Penticton had audited. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Lake Country Coun. Blair Ireland (middle) is calling out Minister of Housing David Eby’s comments that municipalities are roadblocking affordable housing. (Lake Country council photo)

B.C. government roadblocking affordable housing: Okanagan politician

Local politicians rebuke minister of housing’s claims that municipalities are to blame

Lake Country Coun. Blair Ireland (middle) is calling out Minister of Housing David Eby’s comments that municipalities are roadblocking affordable housing. (Lake Country council photo)
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)
The Town of Golden, as seen from above, has the Kicking Horse River flowing through it, which joins up with the Columbia River. File photo.

Property value goes up 32 per cent in Golden

Property assessments are in the mail

The Town of Golden, as seen from above, has the Kicking Horse River flowing through it, which joins up with the Columbia River. File photo.
A 35-unit affordable housing development has broken ground for Indigenous peoples near the Okanagan Landing Plaza. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Affordable Indigenous housing breaks ground in Vernon

35-unit complex under construction next to existing 38-unit building

A 35-unit affordable housing development has broken ground for Indigenous peoples near the Okanagan Landing Plaza. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Cedar Park has been acquired by Turning Points and will be preserved as affordable housing. (Google Maps photo)

Affordable housing secured in Enderby

Turning Points Collarborative Society acquires 2 properties, 29-units

Cedar Park has been acquired by Turning Points and will be preserved as affordable housing. (Google Maps photo)
BC Housing got its development permit for a four-storey - 54 unit supportive housing development here at 3240 Skaha Lake Road. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Four-storey BC Housing project in Penticton to move forward

Council voted 4-3 to have staff issue the development permit on Skaha Lake Road

BC Housing got its development permit for a four-storey - 54 unit supportive housing development here at 3240 Skaha Lake Road. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
City staff are recommending council approve a development permit to build the recovery facility at 3240 Skaha Lake Road. (City photo)

BC Housing commits to letter of agreement for Penticton recovery house

Letter on Tuesday’s council agenda along with recommended permit approval for Skaha building

City staff are recommending council approve a development permit to build the recovery facility at 3240 Skaha Lake Road. (City photo)
A concept rendering of BC Housing’s future Bertram Street tower. (BC Housing photo)

BC Housing’s 20-storey Bertram tower gets Kelowna council’s approval

‘It delivers the dire need of more affordable rental housing, purpose-built, in an urban centre’

A concept rendering of BC Housing’s future Bertram Street tower. (BC Housing photo)
The Cactus Court housing property was intended to have zero barriers for accessibility, but the door sills are visibly above the outer layer of concrete. It is one of the issues that BC Housing is currently working on with the contractor for the project. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)

No end in sight after more than a year of delays for BC Housing projects in Keremeos

The two projects were meant to be occupied in June of 2020

The Cactus Court housing property was intended to have zero barriers for accessibility, but the door sills are visibly above the outer layer of concrete. It is one of the issues that BC Housing is currently working on with the contractor for the project. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)
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)
Rental prices for a one-bedroom unit have climbed in Kelowna in the last year (File photo)

Rent report: Kelowna sees upward trend in rates, fifth most expensive rental market in Canada

Average one-bedroom rental price is at $1,600 in Kelowna

Rental prices for a one-bedroom unit have climbed in Kelowna in the last year (File photo)
The campaign is a national non-partisan initiative to end homelessness and make housing safe and affordable in Canada. It is operated by the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness, a national advocacy group that aims to end homelessness across the country. (Contributed)

Central Okanagan Journey Home Society endorses “Vote Housing” national campaign

The campaign is a national non-partisan initiative to end homelessness

The campaign is a national non-partisan initiative to end homelessness and make housing safe and affordable in Canada. It is operated by the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness, a national advocacy group that aims to end homelessness across the country. (Contributed)
City of West Kelowna. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media file)

West Kelowna awarded $190k to combat homelessness

The money will pay to hire a bylaw officer through August 2022

City of West Kelowna. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media file)
On-campus housing at both UBC Okanagan and Okanagan College are already full, and waitlists are hundreds of students long. (File photo)

Lack of affordable housing leaves post-secondary students scrambling in Kelowna

Students are having a tough time finding accommodations for the upcoming school year

On-campus housing at both UBC Okanagan and Okanagan College are already full, and waitlists are hundreds of students long. (File photo)
BC Housing is waiting on approval for a development permit to begin building a 54-unit facility at 3240 Skaha Lake Road. (City of Penticton / BC Housing)

Penticton’s Skaha supportive housing project still in development limbo

Council did not grant full approval to the requested development permit despite BC Housing’s request

BC Housing is waiting on approval for a development permit to begin building a 54-unit facility at 3240 Skaha Lake Road. (City of Penticton / BC Housing)