Homes for people, faster

We’re taking action to build and deliver more homes for people, faster.

We are tackling big challenges head on, fixing outdated zoning rules, building more homes closer to amenities and transit, and speeding up approval processes. We’re also taking action to stop speculators, reducing vacant homes, and reining in the short-term rental market to open up more long-term homes for people.

Budget 2024 – Taking action for you

Building more homes for middle-income earners

First-time home buyers exemption

New B.C. Home Flipping Tax

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Residential Tenancy Branch 

Are you being unfairly evicted? Is a tenant not paying rent? Apply for dispute resolution or submit a complaint for investigation. 

Rental assistance programs

Rental assistance programs are available for those who qualify to help with rent costs. 

Rent Support for Elderly Seniors 

Assistance for eligible seniors with their rent payments. 

Secondary Suite Incentive Program

The Secondary Suite Incentive Program will provide money for eligible homeowners with the costs of creating a new secondary suite on their property to be rented out.

Rent Bank support for short-term financial challenges

 Building and delivering more homes, faster

Launching BC Builds – A program to build more middle-income housing

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Building thousands of subsidized housing people can afford

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Delivering more secondary suites, townhouses, duplexes, and triplexes in communities

Building more vibrant neighbourhoods near transit

Secondary suite incentive pilot program

Creating housing targets so more people can live closer to where they work

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Speeding up permitting and approvals to get homes built faster

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Building more homes on campus for post-secondary students

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New development tools to help build more sustainable communities

More than 42,000 new homes are open or underway in more than 100 communities in B.C.

Making homes more affordable for people and protecting renters

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New Renters Tax Credit

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18+ age restrictions removed on stratas

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Annual rent increases capped well below inflation

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Strata rental bans: removed

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Taking action to protect affordable rentals

 Supporting those with the greatest housing need

With rising costs from global inflation and a time when life feels uncertain for many, it’s more important than ever to work together to solve big challenges and support those in need. That’s why we are taking action and increasing the amount of support, shelter and housing available for those at risk or experiencing homelessness, as well as support for those with an unexpected financial crisis.

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BC Rent Bank support for financial emergencies

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Building more supportive housing to prevent homelessness

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More housing for people with complex care needs

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More safe, supportive homes for women and children leaving violence

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Delivering temporary modular housing throughout B.C.

Creating a housing market for people, not speculators

Turning short-term rentals into homes for people

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Expanding the Speculation and Vacancy Tax

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New Homebuyer Protection Period

Cracking down on criminal activity in real estate

Removing hidden money in B.C. Real Estate

Expanding + Increasing the Foreign Buyers Tax