Safe, affordable, culturally appropriate housing for everyone in the Cowichan Region
At the Cowichan Housing Association (CHA), we believe that stable, secure, accessible and affordable housing is foundational to healthy individuals, families and communities.
We work to prevent homelessness and increase affordable housing options in the Cowichan Region through research, community development, homelessness prevention programming, and facilitating affordable housing development.
Latest News and Upcoming Events
Free Landlord Workshop February 28th, 2018
Free Tenancy Workshop March 5th, 2018
Are you interested in the future of housing that is attainable for local residents?
On Thursday, March 8 at 7:00 p.m internationally acclaimed architect Avi Friedman visits the Cowichan as part of the ongoing Placemaking Vancouver Island Speaker Series. Avi Friedman designs affordable homes and neighborhoods that bring people together. Wallpaper magazine once named him as one of the ten people who will "most influence the way we live.”
The following day community housing advocates, funding agencies, developers and local government representatives will come together for a full-day workshop called The Missing Middle: Innovative Solutions to Cowichan’s Housing Needs. The workshop will showcase housing activities taking place in the region and offer panels on Inspiring Partnerships and Collaborations, the Zoning and Building Code Environment, and the Changing Financial Landscape for housing in Cowichan.
The Avi Friedman presentation and The Missing Middle Workshop should be on the radar of anyone interested in exploring the next wave of housing and rental options in Cowichan. The $25 workshop fee includes a catered lunch, film screenings and a chance to visit display booths set up by panel participants.
To register for the free Avi Friedman event
To register for the Missing Middle Workshop
Listen to our Jan. 15th CBC On the Island Radio Interview here:
Cowichan Voices: In Search Of A Home
In Search of a Home is our first film in a series Cowichan Voices will be releasing, covering various issues in our community. This film features local stories of housing challenges currently faced by people living in our community. This project is brought to you by the Cowichan Housing Association developed in partnership with Social Planning Cowichan as part of the Heartbeat of Cowichan project.
2017 SUMMER PiT HOMELESS COUNT REPORT
PRESS RELEASE - A Big Leap Forward To Address Homelessness and Affordable Housing in the Cowichan Region
CANADA'S NATIONAL HOUSING STRATEGY - A Place To Call Home
HOUSING SNAPSHOT SERIES
Affordable Housing Snapshot
Rental Housing Snapshot
Cost of Homelessness Snapshot
"EVERYONE SHOULD HAVE A HOME"
May 26 2017 Workshop Summary
March 2017 Events Report Summary
NEWS AND INFORMATION
Guide to Youth Services in the Cowichan Region
Resource and Survival Guide 2017