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The British Columbia Housing Management Commission (BCHMC) was constituted a body corporate and politic, pursuant to section 11 of the Housing Act, by order in council 3746/67, approved December 8, 1967, and published as B.C. Reg. 76/68.
The mandate of BCHMC continued to be provided under the British Columbia Ministry Of Lands, Parks and Housing Act (RSBC 1996 Chap. 307). This mandate was to provide affordable housing to British Columbians by developing, administering and managing social housing throughout the province.
At the end of 1975, the commission had a portfolio of 6,845 units. The federal/provincial rent supplement program for tenants in government-owned, and non-profit housing projects was also administered by the Commission.
The chairman of the Board of Directors at that time was the Minister of Housing.
In 1976-1977, the British Columbia Housing Management Commission was one of three agencies under the jurisdiction of the Department of Housing. The other two were Dunhill Development Corporation Limited, and the British Columbia Housing Corporation. Acquired on January 10, 1974, Dunhill's prime responsibility was the assembly and servicing of land for housing developments. The crown corporation had four divisions: Land Development Division, Property Management Division, Operations Division, Marketing Division. The main purpose of the British Columbia Housing Corporation was to enable the Province to make use of federal funding with respect to rental housing units operated by the provincial government throughout B.C.
Prior to 1967 when the British Columbia Housing Management Commission was established, some functions of BCHMC regarding public/social housing were carried out under programs funded by the Provincial Secretary.
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British Columbia Housing Management Commission operational records classification system.
The Organization of the Public Service of the Province of British Columbia 1976-1977.
The Organization of the Public Service of British Columbia 1977-1978.