BC Housing

Premier David Eby has announced a new streamlined process to speed up housing developments in British Columbia. (Screencap)

B.C. to overhaul approval process for building houses in hopes of increasing supply

Eby made the announcement Monday morning in Vancouver.

 

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

 

A family of three in their new home in Lake Country: (from left) Ariela, Alicia (mom) and Miguel. (Jacqueline Gelineau - BlackPress Media)

Habitat for Humanity gives the keys to a happy future in Lake Country

Eight families were given the keys to their new homes in Lake Country on Oct. 5

 

The "problem house" on Nickel Road, Rutland, is now vacant (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)

Kelowna mayoral candidate helps evict squatters from problem Rutland house

David Habib was on site while the Nickel Road house was being cleaned out on Sept. 30

The "problem house" on Nickel Road, Rutland, is now vacant (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)
The truck incident victim's tent was stationed beside the blue tent, in the left of the photo. The victim was dragged, while trapped in his tent, to the end of the skid marks on the Rail Trail pathway, beside the shopping cart (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)

Kelowna encampment fears for safety after ‘horror’ of truck crash through fence into resident

Residents of Tent City say the incident was like something out of a horror movie

The truck incident victim's tent was stationed beside the blue tent, in the left of the photo. The victim was dragged, while trapped in his tent, to the end of the skid marks on the Rail Trail pathway, beside the shopping cart (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)
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

House for sale. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Evan Buhler)
YeYe Housing Society is planning to build 20 townhomes at the corner of Flemming and Houghton roads for first-time home buyers. (Photo/YeYe Housing)

First-time Kelowna home buyers can benefit from 25% discount

YeYe Housing Society brings the development to Kelowna after success with a similar project in Banff

YeYe Housing Society is planning to build 20 townhomes at the corner of Flemming and Houghton roads for first-time home buyers. (Photo/YeYe Housing)
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”

BC Housing CEO Shayne Ramsey announced his retirement Aug. 2. (BC Housing website)
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)
The old BC Tree Fruits packinghouse at 858 Ellis St. is being converted into a temporary homeless shelter. (Photo/Google Street Maps)

New temporary shelter opening on Ellis Street in Kelowna

The building will replace the temporary shelter at 550 Doyle Avenue

The old BC Tree Fruits packinghouse at 858 Ellis St. is being converted into a temporary homeless shelter. (Photo/Google Street Maps)
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)
Urban Development Institute chair Jon Stovell, right, speaks with moderator Luke Turri during UDI luncheon in Kelowna. (Phot0/Gary Barnes)

B.C. municipalities could be held accountable for meeting housing targets

‘This is something I thought I would never see in my life’

Urban Development Institute chair Jon Stovell, right, speaks with moderator Luke Turri during UDI luncheon in Kelowna. (Phot0/Gary Barnes)
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)
(Photo contributed)

Shelter lease extended at Super 8 Motel in West Kelowna

BC Housing worked with the owner to extend the lease until March 31, 2023

(Photo contributed)
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: Lake Country council

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)
Photo L-R: Society of Hope executive director, Luke Stack, associate VP operations B.C. Housing, Kelley Miller, Kelowna Mayor, Colin Basran, president, Society of Hope, Phillip Lambert (Gary Barnes/Kelowna Capital News)

New affordable housing under construction in Kelowna

Final building under construction at Society of Hope’s Apple Valley development in Kelowna

Photo L-R: Society of Hope executive director, Luke Stack, associate VP operations B.C. Housing, Kelley Miller, Kelowna Mayor, Colin Basran, president, Society of Hope, Phillip Lambert (Gary Barnes/Kelowna Capital News)
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)