Social Housing

Learn about the wide range of subsidized housing and rental assistance options. BC Housing partners with public and private housing providers, other levels of government and community agencies to create the best system of housing and supports for those in need. B.C. also has Aboriginal housing programs and initiatives. 

BC Housing

 The role of BC Housing is to:

Aboriginal Housing

Learn more about Aboriginal Housing in British Columbia:


Through the provincial housing strategy, Housing Matters BC, the BC government has made considerable progress in addressing homelessness in BC communities. In partnership with federal and local governments, and community agencies, the BC government has invested over $2.5 billion into housing programs and initiatives.

Rent Assistance

In February 2014 the BC government updated the provincial housing strategy, Housing Matters BC. The updated strategy directs government to continue providing and enhancing private market rental assistance through direct financial aid to seniors, and low to moderate income working families with children.

Supportive Housing

Class 3, Supportive Housing provides property tax relief for non-profit societies to help address housing challenges for our most vulnerable British Columbians.  Properties designated under the supportive housing property class are assessed at $2.00 resulting in property taxes reduced to a nominal amount.