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 Province of B.C. is committed to working towards reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples with respect to social and affordable housing needs.
The provincial government works in partnership with Indigenous Peoples to address Indigenous housing needs and to develop housing by, and for, Indigenous individuals and communities.
The provincial government provides rental assistance for low-income working families with children and low-income seniors.
BC Housing is a crown corporation. It reports to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing.
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.
Class 3, Supportive Housing provides property tax relief for non-profit societies who provide supportive housing in B.C. Properties designated under the supportive housing property class are assessed at $2 resulting in property taxes being reduced to a nominal amount.
These terms are commonly used to discuss different types of housing and housing affordability options.