2023 Financialization of Housing Policy Brief

Housing Central's submission to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities. Read the full submission here.

2023 BC Budget Submission

Housing Central submitted its proposals to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services to strengthen the affordable housing sector. Read the full submission here.

 2022 Municipal Election Campaign

During the 2022 municipal elections, the Housing Central partners called for mayor and council candidates to sign the Housing Pledge to demonstrate their commitment to affordable housing. Learn more.

2022 BC Budget Submission

Housing Central submitted its proposals to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services to strengthen the affordable housing sector. Read the full submission here.

2020 BC Provincial Election Campaign

British Columbians will elect their new provincial government on October 24th, 2020. There is no question that affordable housing and homelessness are amongst the top issues affecting voters.  Building on the success of our Rental Housing Index, we have compiled easy to navigate rental affordability data in each of B.C.’s 87 ridings to help you evaluate the affordability situation in your local riding. This was compiled using the most recent Statistics Canada census data to lay out a variety of information including average rental housing costs, housing costs as a percentage of income, as well as overcrowding and other useful statistics to measure housing affordability.

2019 Federal Campaign

Canadians will elect their new federal government on October 21, 2019. The need for affordable housing is a persistent issue facing communities across the country that all parties should be addressing in this election campaign. We are asking all parties and their candidates, to “Make Housing Central” in their campaigns.

2018 Civic Campaign

During the lead-up to the October 20th, 2019 civic elections, we are asking our non-profit and cooperative housing members to take action in helping us to ensure that affordable housing is addressed by their candidates. We are also asking all candidates across the province to Make Housing Central in their campaigns.

There is no question that affordable housing is one of the single most important issues that all candidates should be addressing in this election period.

As part of our ongoing advocacy for our members, the BC Non-Profit Housing Association (BCNPHA) and the Co-operative Housing Federation of BC (CHF BC) have joined together under the umbrella of “Housing Central.” Our focus during the campaign period will be to engage and educate candidates on the need for safe, secure and affordable housing and to support our members in connecting and engaging with their local aspirants.

BC's Affordable Housing Plan

The Affordable Housing Plan provides a ten-year roadmap to significantly reduce affordable housing challenges in communities across British Columbia. There is real opportunity to ensure that future infrastructure and supports will benefit individuals and families of all incomes and backgrounds, and will be responsive to local needs. Ensuring strong investment partnerships for a thriving affordable housing sector is not only the right thing to do for British Columbians, it will also save costs and provide major economic stimulus to the BC economy.

Make Housing Central

A realistic plan to solve BC’s affordable housing crisis

Rapidly surging house prices, historically low rental vacancies, long waitlists for social housing, and a massive homelessness epidemic-all these have led to many British Columbians feeling trapped in their current housing situation. In Make Housing Central, Kishone Roy, former CEO of BC Non-Profit Housing Association, tells the story of the affordable housing crisis in BC and proposes a realistic long-term plan to solve it.