BC Housing develops, manages and administers a wide range of subsidized housing options across the province. They work with the ministry responsible for housing to address critical gaps across the housing continuum, with range from emergency shelter and rent assistance in the private market to affordable home ownership. They also license residential builders, administer owner build authorization and carry out research and education that benefits the residential construction industry and consumers. BC housing works with about 800 housing providers and helps more than 104,000 households in 200 communities across British Columbia.