Canada - British Columbia Affordable Housing Agreement
In December 2001, the Province of British Columbia and the Government of Canada announced the first bilateral agreement under the Canada-British Columbia Affordable Housing Agreement.
Funding from this agreement created about 3,900 units under the Provincial Housing Program, the Independent Living BC program, and the Community Partnership Initiatives program.
The agreement was renewed in December 2004 with each level of government contributing about $42 million towards the Provincial Homelessness Initiative in BC.
In April 2009, the Extension to the Canada-BC Affordable Housing Initiative was signed, with each level of government contributing funding for the Provincial Homelessness Initiative, Seniors Rental Housing initiative and the Housing Renovation Partnership.