BC Housing’s COVID-19 Response: Property Purchases

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March 1, 2022

BC Housing purchased nine properties in Vancouver and Victoria in 2020 and 2021 to provide temporary housing to people experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic. The properties represented a significant public investment – totalling $221 million – that had to be secured quickly during the emergency.

This audit examined whether BC Housing’s property purchases followed relevant approvals, policies and procedures.