Affordable and social housing
Learn more about affordable housing, social housing, the role of government and BC Housing.
The Province is committed to making life more affordable for British Columbians and affordable housing in a key focus.
The provincial government provides rental assistance for low-income working families with children and low-income seniors.
The Province is committed to addressing the housing and support needs for people who are homeless.
Making sure there's enough affordable housing in B.C. is a joint responsibility across all levels of government. Here's an overview of what the different levels of government do with respect to housing.
In B.C., some types of non-profit supportive housing may be eligible to be designated as Class 3 Supportive Housing for property assessment purposes. Class 3 properties are assessed at $2 and property taxes are reduced to a nominal amount. There are specific criteria that must be met.
These terms are commonly used to discuss different types of housing and housing affordability options.