The new BC NDP government is promising $670 million for affordable housing in various forms, but has not yet set aside any money for two of its housing promises made during the election, the BC Budget Update announcement revealed September 11.

Finance minister Carole James said the NDP is committing $291 million to build 2,000 new modular housing units across the province to house the homeless, plus more than $170 million over three years to operate the housing.

It also pledged a further $208 million over four years to build 1,700 new rental housing units for low-income renters, seniors and those with disabilities and mental health problems.