BC Housing

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 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

 

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

 

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)
Councillors defeated two proposed bylaw amendments on the 650 Old Hope Princeton Way property, preventing BC Housing from moving ahead with plans for a 52-unit supportive housing building at the address. (Zoom/Facebook screenshot)

Council says no to BC Housing’s plans for supportive housing in Hope

Bylaw amendments to allow 52-unit building were defeated with four voting opposed, one lone supporter

Councillors defeated two proposed bylaw amendments on the 650 Old Hope Princeton Way property, preventing BC Housing from moving ahead with plans for a 52-unit supportive housing building at the address. (Zoom/Facebook screenshot)
Architectural renderings of a proposed 52-unit supportive housing building, which BC Housing has proposed to be built on their 650 Old Hope Princeton Way property. (BC Housing photo)

BC Housing provides mayor and council with details on supportive housing plans

Local politicians were able to ask BC Housing reps for details during two days of public hearings

Architectural renderings of a proposed 52-unit supportive housing building, which BC Housing has proposed to be built on their 650 Old Hope Princeton Way property. (BC Housing photo)
Mayor and council heard from community members about proposed supportive housing plans on Old Hope Princeton Way Nov. 3 and 4. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)

Mayor and council gauge public opinion on supportive housing plans

Two days of public hearings wrapped up Nov. 4, with over 25 speakers and over 100 written submissions

Mayor and council heard from community members about proposed supportive housing plans on Old Hope Princeton Way Nov. 3 and 4. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)
Mayor and council heard from 10 community members about the proposed supportive housing plans on Old Hope Princeton Way Monday, Nov. 3. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)

Lower than expected attendance at Hope hearings into supportive housing proposal

Two days of hearings at the Hope Legion Hall started off with 12 residents speaking to Mayor and council

Mayor and council heard from 10 community members about the proposed supportive housing plans on Old Hope Princeton Way Monday, Nov. 3. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)
Architectural renderings of a proposed 52-unit supportive housing building, which BC Housing has proposed to be built on their 650 Old Hope Princeton Way property. (BC Housing photo)

Rezoning process for 52 units of supportive housing begins

BC Housing’s plans go to public hearings Nov. 3 and 4, participants given five minutes each to speak

Architectural renderings of a proposed 52-unit supportive housing building, which BC Housing has proposed to be built on their 650 Old Hope Princeton Way property. (BC Housing photo)
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
An artist’s rendering of what the proposed supportive housing building in Hope would look like. (BC Housing)

BC Housing puts in rezoning application for Hope supportive housing build

Proposed 52-unit building a ‘contentious’ development, Mayor prefers pushing public hearing to fall

An artist’s rendering of what the proposed supportive housing building in Hope would look like. (BC Housing)
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)