British Columbia - Housing

The Revelstoke Community Social Development Committee puts together a Directory of Social Services for Revelstoke and Area (PDF). Check out their website for the most recent version.
Keywords: Children and Youth, Foodbanks and Food, Health, Housing, Seniors and Elders, social services, British Columbia
The Carnegie Community Action Project has created a map that shows the increase of property values and businesses that exclude low income people, and the decrease in the number of low cost housing...
Keywords: Housing, Poverty Research, British Columbia
Smithers Interior News reported recently on an increase in users of the Broadway Place homeless shelter in Smithers. Although Smithers' efforts to provide housing for the homeless were praised by...
Keywords: Homelessness, Housing, British Columbia
Tenant Resource & Advisory Centre has a new fact sheet available: “Can my landlord turn off my heat?” View all of TRAC's factsheets here.
Keywords: Homelessness, Housing, Tenants' Rights, British Columbia
From Pivot: "“Whose problem is it?” It seems that is the eternal question in the debate about Canada’s housing crisis. The federal government maintains that housing is the purview of the provinces....
Keywords: Government Policy, Homelessness, Housing, Tenants' Rights, British Columbia
In its fifth year, the large turnout for the annual DTES Women's Housing March shows that the movement pushing for better access to safe and affordable housing for women in the neighbourhood, is not...
Keywords: Homelessness, Housing, Indigenous, Tenants' Rights, Violence, Women, British Columbia
The City of Vancouver has struggled to force the owners of two Vancouver Single Room Occupancy hotels to clean up their properties and fix the multitude of reported problems. Recently the situation...
Keywords: Homelessness, Housing, Legal Aid, Tenants' Rights, British Columbia
The Tyee is running a series on housing issues in Vancouver. The fourth part of this series, by Jackie Wong, was published today and examines the Residential Tenancy Branch arbitration process....
Keywords: Housing, Tenants' Rights, British Columbia
The City of Vancouver has taken its complaints about the landlords of two Downtown Eastside rooming houses to court. Staff and councillors referred to the owners as slum lords and described problems...
Keywords: Housing, Tenants' Rights, British Columbia
Downtown Eastside Women's Centre has a extended their night shelter service, and anticipates BC Housing will soon be accepting tenders to run a 24-hour women's shelter in the Downtown Eastside. The...
Keywords: Homelessness, Housing, Women, British Columbia
In this video, an Income Assistance client in Victoria BC finds her rent increased. A hidden video camera records her struggling with a government worker over the resulting impact on her benefits.
Keywords: Government Policy, Housing, Welfare, British Columbia
The Carnegie Community Action Project website has a blog with news and information on housing, homelessness, and actions in the Downtown Eastside.
Keywords: Downtown Eastside, Homelessness, Housing, Organizing, British Columbia
The Social Planning and Research Council of BC (SPARC BC) is a non-partisan, charitable organization operating in BC since 1966. SPARC BC focuses on social justice issues and works together with...
Keywords: Disability, Ethnicity and Race, Homelessness, Housing, Poverty Research, Welfare, British Columbia
BC 211 is British Columbia's directory of community, social and government services. Available online or by dialling 211, where staff are available 24/7 to assist those looking for services.
Keywords: Children and Youth, Disability, Government Policy, Homelessness, Housing, Indigenous, Legal Aid, Mental Health, Seniors and Elders, Tenants' Rights, Unemployment, Violence, Welfare, Women, British Columbia
The City of Vancouver website has a section on Housing and Homelessness. This section contains information on the City’s housing policy, programs and research.
Keywords: Homelessness, Housing, British Columbia
BC Housing is the website for the government funding agency which offers housing assistance to low- and moderate-income families, seniors, urban singles and people with special needs.
Keywords: Housing, British Columbia
The Residential Tenancy Branch provides landlords and tenants with information and dispute resolution services. The information on this B.C. government web site will help you understand your rights...
Keywords: Government Policy, Housing, housing, housing, tenants rights, tenants rights, Tenants' Rights, British Columbia
The Vancouver City Council has approved a plan to increase building heights in the Chinatown sub-district of the Downtown Eastside (DTES). The “Historic Area Heights Review” (HAHR) plan increases...
Keywords: Homelessness, Housing, British Columbia
The Mainlander is a Metro Vancouver online publication dedicated to the coverage of municipal politics, housing and homelessness, policing, arts and culture and more. The Mainlander aims to: provide...
Keywords: Government Policy, Homelessness, Housing, Media, online magazine, British Columbia
In British Columbia, landlords and property managers acting on their behalf must adhere to the privacy rules contained in the BC Personal Information Protection Act ("PIPA"). These guidelines are...
Keywords: Housing, landlords, privacy, tenants, Tenants' Rights, British Columbia