BC Housing

BC Housing has proposed that Victory Church at 352 Winnipeg Street in Penticton be used to shelter up to 42 people experiencing homelessness from Oct. 2020 to March 2021. (Jesse Day - Western News)

BC Housing vows to fight for ‘vital’ Penticton shelter in court

The filing is in response to the city’s civil claim filed in July

 

Jared Davidson was one of the tenants impacted when the Many Ways Home Society in Abbotsford issued a “notice to vacate” to 45 tenants in August. But now that two agencies have stepped in to help, all the tenants can remain in their homes. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Province provides $149K for 19 transitional-housing tenants in Abbotsford

BC Housing steps in after Many Ways Home Society ceases operation

 

Penticton mayor John Vassilaki and Minister of Housing David Eby have been battling over the Victory Church shelter and BC Housing projects in the city. (File photos)

Penticton heads to court over homeless shelter as BC Housing audit begins

The city was not satisfied with the response from Minister David Eby regarding the ongoing situation

 

Rezoning hearing is set for June 1, 2021 for several properties on Rowat and Trethewey related to proposed supportive housing/ emergency shelter in Chilliwack. (City of Chilliwack)

Urgent need to replace The Portal shelter hinges on successful rezoning in Chilliwack

Proposed shelter and supportive housing project for Chilliwack features L-shaped modular building

Rezoning hearing is set for June 1, 2021 for several properties on Rowat and Trethewey related to proposed supportive housing/ emergency shelter in Chilliwack. (City of Chilliwack)
BC Housing minister David Eby. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)

Eby jabs back against Penticton mayor’s ad urging BC Premier to intervene in shelter dispute

Eby writes that Penticton’s ‘serious’ social issues won’t improve under leadership of the mayor

BC Housing minister David Eby. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)
BC Housing has released a request for proposals to find a contractor that will conduct an economics of mass timber study. The bidding process closes April 28, 2021. (Don Descoteau/Black Press Media)

BC Housing to study economics of using mass timber for affordable housing

The affordable housing agency sees mass timber as an opportunity to reduce building-related GHG emissions

BC Housing has released a request for proposals to find a contractor that will conduct an economics of mass timber study. The bidding process closes April 28, 2021. (Don Descoteau/Black Press Media)
The city asking the public if they want to pursue legal action against the province and their decision to override the city on the Victory Church issue. (Jesse Day Western News)

Penticton ready to sue province over homeless shelter

City council voted unanimously to authorize legal action

The city asking the public if they want to pursue legal action against the province and their decision to override the city on the Victory Church issue. (Jesse Day Western News)
Proposed location at Trethewey and Rowat in Chilliwack for 50-unit supportive housing project with 40 homeless shelter beds. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Community info sessions coming to talk about supportive housing plan in Chilliwack

BC Housing sessions April 13 and 15 for Chilliwack citizens to hear details of Rowat proposal

Proposed location at Trethewey and Rowat in Chilliwack for 50-unit supportive housing project with 40 homeless shelter beds. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Some residents living near The Portal shelter in Chilliwack say they’ve had enough. (Violet Detchev photo)

Chilliwack council rejects 18-month permit renewal for The Portal shelter

‘The time is up for this location,’ says Coun. Chris Kloot, before vote to give relocation 90 days

Some residents living near The Portal shelter in Chilliwack say they’ve had enough. (Violet Detchev photo)
As the team continues forward with construction, they’re soaking in the mountain views that the newly built Harrison Ridge homes will soon enjoy!

Rural living + urban amenities: It could be yours to call home!

Local development is making homeowners dreams a reality

  • Mar 29, 2021
As the team continues forward with construction, they’re soaking in the mountain views that the newly built Harrison Ridge homes will soon enjoy!
Grab bars, light switch adjustments and kitchen adaptations can all add up for seniors and those with disabilities. (Chilliwack Progress image)

New, streamlined process in place for home adaptation rebates in B.C.

Seniors and people with disabilities will face fewer barriers to upgrading homes with new program

Grab bars, light switch adjustments and kitchen adaptations can all add up for seniors and those with disabilities. (Chilliwack Progress image)
Minister of Housing David Eby called Penticton city council’s decision to try and close a shelter housing 42 people ‘disgraceful’ while opposition leader Shirley Bond called Eby a bully on Thursday morning. (File photo)

Opposition leader takes Minister Eby to task over Penticton shelter handling

The two politicians shared jabs during the Thursday morning session of the Provincial Legislature

Minister of Housing David Eby called Penticton city council’s decision to try and close a shelter housing 42 people ‘disgraceful’ while opposition leader Shirley Bond called Eby a bully on Thursday morning. (File photo)
Penticton Mayor John Vassilaki said they are waiting for an official letter from the province on the Victory Church shelter before seeking legal action. (Western News file photo)

BC Housing, landlord in Penticton’s legal crosshairs over Victory Church shelter

The city and council are waiting for a written declaration from the province invoking their powers

Penticton Mayor John Vassilaki said they are waiting for an official letter from the province on the Victory Church shelter before seeking legal action. (Western News file photo)
Approximately 50 protesters gathered at Gyro Park in Penticton Friday, March 5 to protest council’s decision to close Victory Church Shelter. (Jesse Day - Western News)

BC Housing to use provincial powers to keep Penticton shelter open

Penticton council voted Tuesday to reject the shelter’s extension for a second time

Approximately 50 protesters gathered at Gyro Park in Penticton Friday, March 5 to protest council’s decision to close Victory Church Shelter. (Jesse Day - Western News)
Harrison Ridge

Combining comfort, convenience and style – and it could be yours!

New Fraser Valley development offers ideal blend of urban amenities and outdoor living

  • Feb 22, 2021
Harrison Ridge
British Columbians worried as end of COVID-19 rental supplement looms

British Columbians worried as end of COVID-19 rental supplement looms

Single mom struggles as supplement was her saving grace

British Columbians worried as end of COVID-19 rental supplement looms
Evergreen Hall in Chilliwack, seen here on April 6, 2020, is being set up as a pandemic self isolation facility for shelter residents or street-entrenched who are showing virus symptoms. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

Evergreen Hall is being set up in Chilliwack to house the homeless in self isolation

Chilliwack space is one of five facilities secured in Fraser Health region for pandemic isolation

Evergreen Hall in Chilliwack, seen here on April 6, 2020, is being set up as a pandemic self isolation facility for shelter residents or street-entrenched who are showing virus symptoms. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
Townhouse construction in the Lower Mainland. (Black Press)

Housing slowdown forecast to cool B.C. economy

Conference Board says pipeline, trade uncertainty affecting investment

Townhouse construction in the Lower Mainland. (Black Press)