Progress Report, 2012
Housing Matters: 2006 to 2012
Highlights and Accomplishments under Housing Matters BC
Putting Housing First
Progress and Achievements, 2006-2008
Released March 2009
Housing Matters BC, The Strategy
Released in October 2006, Housing Matters BC provides a comprehensive strategy for reducing homelessness and ensuring every British Columbian has access to safe, affordable and appropriate housing today and into the future.
Housing Matters BC
The Province developed Housing Matters BC to improve the lives of British Columbians facing housing challenges. While the strategy addresses the full housing continuum – from homelessness to home ownership – the main focus is on ensuring those most in need of help have improved access to housing and supports.
The Province is investing in long-term housing solutions and support services to address the critical areas of housing for people who are homeless, have mental health issues, or addictions. We are building new housing in communities all over B.C. We are partnering with local governments, First Nations and community organizations. And we are providing a long-term source of funding through the Housing Endowment Fund. The Province will continue to build upon the progress since Housing Matters was first introduced, providing new and expanded programs to reduce homelessness and build up the supply of affordable housing.