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Adequate, Suitable, Affordable Housing for All

Our Vision

We believe adequate, suitable, affordable housing is foundational to healthy individuals, families, and communities. We work to increase affordable housing options and to reduce homelessness in the Cowichan Region through research, community development, homelessness prevention programming, and facilitating affordable housing development.

Please know that we are not affiliated with BC Housing and do not have access to any housing waitlists within the community.

For all BC Housing inquiries please call: 1-800-257-7756

Our Impact

Since the establishment of Cowichan Housing Association (CHA) in 2015, the organization has evolved into an important community hub focused on providing information, services, and advocacy for affordable housing, housing loss prevention, and for people who are precariously housed, unhoused, and those experiencing homelessness.

We are working one step at a time to ensure every resident of the Cowichan Region has affordable and safe housing.

Housing Loss Prevention Services

Since 2016, CHA's 

Emergency Assistance Program has helped prevent 329+ evictions and utility disconnections for individuals and families.

Since 2021, CHA's Food Voucher Program has supported food security for over 212 households.

Transition from COVID-19 Temporary Housing Sq'umul' Shelh Lelum

During the COVID-19 pandemic, CHA temporarily housed 36 individuals. As these temporary COVID-19 sites were decommissioned, some residents transitioned to Sq'umul' Shelh Lelum, a supportive living facility for those experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

The Village Project

CHA and project partner Lookout Housing and Health Society, commenced operation of the Village in March 2022. The project provides temporary accommodation and wraparound support services for 34 individuals experiencing homelessness. 

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Statement of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Access

Cowichan Housing Association strives to uplift voices that are traditionally marginalized and to make a difference in the lives of those we serve. We care deeply about making an informed impact, and we value diversity, equity, inclusion, and access in all areas of our work.

We are committed to creating a culture of respect and dignity. We welcome all who pass through our doors, regardless of age, race, ethnicity, disability, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, household composition, housing status, and/or belief system.


We believe people are all equal and worthy of compassion and respect, and this belief is reflected in our work throughout the community.

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