2017 Provincial Campaign

Residents of British Columbia will go to the polls on May 9, 2017 and we invite you to join us to “Make Housing Central” for all candidates in the upcoming provincial election.

There is no question that affordable housing is the single most important issue that all candidates, from all parties, should be addressing in this election campaign.

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


Download the latest edition of infoLINK now!

Our joint infoLINK-Scoop publication is now available and gives you a behind-the-scenes look at our advocacy work during the provincial election campaign. We published preliminary results of the Homeless Count in Metro Vancouver, released the Affordable Housing Plan and sent our customized election guides to candidates and our members to ensure housing affordability remains the key focus prior to voting day. 

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Engaging with the Candidates

During the lead-up to the May 9th provincial election, we are asking our members to take action in helping us to ensure that affordable housing is addressed by candidates and that provincial parties understand and are committed to addressing the challenges faced by housing providers.

Platform Analysis

During the campaign, Housing Central will review and provide analysis on the party platform and policies related to affordable housing, co-operatives and non-profit housing. Additionally, we will review and report on any debates between the party leaders.

Canadian Rental Housing Index

Based on 2016 census data, The Canadian Rental Housing Index provides a detailed analysis of the affordability and suitability of rental housing for various income groups in more than 800 municipalities and regions across Canada.

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Our Home, Our Future: Projections of Rental Housing Demand and Core Housing Need

Our Home, Our Future: Projections of Rental Housing Demand and Core Housing Need is the first ever publicly available provincial and regional projections of rental housing demand and core housing need for BC and its regional districts, looking ahead to the year 2036. The projections tell us what needs to be achieved.

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You Hold the Key

Low-income co-op members in BC are caught in a housing crunch. You hold the key to help keep rental subsidies that make housing affordable. The You Hold The Key Campaign is a joint partnership of the Co-operative Housing Federation of BC (CHF BC) and CHF Canada dedicated to protecting our most vulnerable members.

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Rental Housing Coalition

The Rental Housing Coalition includes stakeholders from local government, development and real estate industries, co-operatives and non-profit rental housing groups, who work to seek the cooperation of all levels of government in addressing issues related to rental housing.