Every British Columbian deserves a place to call home. That is why we are taking action by controlling the cost of housing, increasing access to affordable rental units, and partnering with families to help make their dream of home ownership come true.
Achieving that dream can be challenging for first-time home buyers. With the launch of the B.C. HOME Partnership program, first-time home buyers have more options than ever to help them get their foot in the door.
Learn about the Housing Action programs you may qualify for today. Whether you are renting, buying or renovating, B.C. is working to keep housing affordable for you.
From middle class families to young professionals, first-time home buyers are looking to invest in a secure and stable future.
For many British Columbians dreaming of buying their first home, the hardest step is saving for a down payment. That is why the Province is partnering with British Columbians to help make that dream come true, through the B.C. Home Owner Mortgage and Equity (HOME) Partnership program.
Through the B.C. HOME Partnership program, the Province is helping first-time home buyers by contributing to the amount they have already saved for a down payment with a loan that is interest-free and payment-free for the first five years.
Here is how it works:
The B.C. HOME Partnership program will start accepting applications Jan. 16, 2017.
British Columbians buying their first home can also get help through other Housing Action programs like the First Time Home Buyers’ Program and the Newly Built Homes Exemption.
As B.C.’s economy and population continues to grow, it is important that we take bold action to ensure that all British Columbians have access to affordable and appropriate housing.
The Province’s commitment to Housing Action is driven by six key principles:
Below you will learn how the Province is putting these principles into action.
The Province provides a number of Housing Action programs and services designed to keep housing affordable for those who need it most – including low-income British Columbians, families, people with disabilities, seniors and first-time home buyers.
Learn about the Housing Action programs and services you can access today.