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

 

A rendering of buildings and exterior features of the BC Housing Harbour View Gardens housing project on McKay. (Image: Liveable City Planning)

Community information meeting for BC Housing project on McKay

Participants for the Aug. 19 online meeting must register prior

 

Paul Lagace tenant advocate with Prince Rupert Unemployment Action Centre stands beside a rezoning sign on 11th Ave. The proposed building of a 70 unit affordable housing complex has drawn opposition from some local residents. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

Contentious housing development rezoning application up for public hearing

Local property developers and housing advocates call for support at Aug 23. public hearing

 

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

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)
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)
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)
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
While Prince Rupert’s housing assessment increase remains modest, its neighbouring cities have seen large increases in their property values. (The Northern View file photo)

Property assessments up in Prince Rupert, down in Port Edward

Neighbouring areas of Terrace, Kitimat and Haida Gwaii skyrocket to more than 20 per cent

While Prince Rupert’s housing assessment increase remains modest, its neighbouring cities have seen large increases in their property values. (The Northern View file photo)
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)
President of the Prince Rupert Indigenous Housing Society, Timothy Innes, has been helping convert the former Anchor Inn into low-income housing. (Keili Bartlett / The Northern View)

Former Anchor Inn to be home to 46 low-income units

Prince Rupert Indigenous Housing Society hopes to be ready by fall

President of the Prince Rupert Indigenous Housing Society, Timothy Innes, has been helping convert the former Anchor Inn into low-income housing. (Keili Bartlett / The Northern View)
The location of BC Housing’s new units in Prince Rupert will be on Park Street next to the Transition House. (City of Prince Rupert)

Development permit issued for 36 BC Housing units next to Transition House

Prince Rupert council approved the permit for new homeless housing on June 25

The location of BC Housing’s new units in Prince Rupert will be on Park Street next to the Transition House. (City of Prince Rupert)
The new homes will be built at 1450 Park Ave., on municipal land. (photo: Google)

Modular housing coming to Prince Rupert in 2018, announces MLA Jennifer Rice

Construction will begin this summer on 36 units next to the North Coast Transition Society

The new homes will be built at 1450 Park Ave., on municipal land. (photo: Google)
Raffles Inn has run a 12-bed shelter for the past 15 years, and with occupancy rates dropping BC Housing is looking for a new location. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)                                Raffles Inn has run a 12-bed shelter for more than a decade, and with occupancy rates dropping BC Housing is looking for a new location. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

BC Housing to move shelter location from Raffles

After 12 years, the province looks for another year-round homeless shelter location in Prince Rupert

Raffles Inn has run a 12-bed shelter for the past 15 years, and with occupancy rates dropping BC Housing is looking for a new location. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)                                Raffles Inn has run a 12-bed shelter for more than a decade, and with occupancy rates dropping BC Housing is looking for a new location. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)
All that remains of tent city outside Prince Rupert’s city hall on Sunday, Nov. 26. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

BC Housing reveals cost to run two homeless shelters

After tent city dismantled, BC Housing states how much it’s supporting Prince Rupert’s shelters

All that remains of tent city outside Prince Rupert’s city hall on Sunday, Nov. 26. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)
Tents raised outside city hall to draw attention to homelessness

Tents raised outside city hall to draw attention to homelessness

Mayor Lee Brain asks province to bring affordable modular homes to Prince Rupert

Tents raised outside city hall to draw attention to homelessness