After 17 months of renovation and restoration, the governments of Canada and B.C., along with community partners announced the official re-opening of The Gastown Hotel on February 27, 2015. The building provides 95 units to house homeless individuals and those who are at-risk of homelessness in the Downtown Eastside. All former tenants have either returned to the building, or have progressed to other supportive housing sites or moved to independent housing. This heritage designated building is the first to be completed under a public-private partnership to renovate and restore 13 provincially-owned Single Room Occupancy (SRO) hotels in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside for those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. More info on the SRO Renewal Initiative: http://www.bchousing.org/In...
As a branch of BC Housing, the Homeowner Protection Office (HPO) is responsible for: licensing residential builders and building envelope renovators province-wide administering owner builder authorizations, and carrying out research and education which benefits the residential construction industry and consumers.
Maintenance Matters is a series of bulletins and videos designed to provide practical information on the maintenance of the building envelope of multi-unit residential buildings including townhouses, low and high-rise residential buildings.
The provincial housing strategy, Housing Matters BC, recognizes the disproportionate number of Aboriginal individuals or families in British Columbia who are homeless or living in core housing need. BC Housing is working in partnership with the Aboriginal Housing Management Association (AHMA) and Aboriginal housing providers to address the need for appropriate Aboriginal social housing through a range of housing options.