The following video presents BC Consultation on the National Housing Strategy:
“On September 13th and 14th, 2016, housing experts from across B.C. came together to discuss what they’d like to see included in the federal government’s forthcoming National Housing Strategy.
Over 100 stakeholders discussed a range of housing issues affecting British Columbians including:
• Rental Supply
• Affordable Home Ownership
• First Nations Housing
• Serving the Most Vulnerable
• Social Housing
• Sustainable Communities
The input gathered through the facilitated workshops will help to frame British Columbia’s feedback in the development of the new National Housing Strategy.“
This is an update to the previous blog, Canada’s New National Housing Strategy – Canadians, Share Your Ideas & Views before October 21, 2016 + Belinda’s Place Opens to Offer Affordable Housing for Canadian Women Who are Homeless or at Risk of Homelessness
The City of Vancouver’s Re:Address Week will feature a series of events designed to improve the dialogue on housing affordability in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
“Vancouver’s housing crisis is impacting people of all ages and neighbourhoods, with young people being hit especially hard. Vancouver is doing everything we can to protect and build affordable homes, using all tools available to ensure the best use of all our housing, but we need the support of senior governments to deepen affordability and support both owners and renters in this tough market. The federal government’s National Housing Strategy is a tremendous opportunity to up the ante on investments in affordable housing.”
Mayor Gregor Robertson
- Re:Address Week will run October 24 – 29, offering a wide variety of engaging events that will take place, throughout Vancouver and the Lower Mainland.
“Come participate in an innovative, accessible, and interactive process with global leaders, local experts, and engaged citizens that will help us shape the priorities of our Housing and Homelessness Strategy over the next five to ten years.
We will be exploring ways to best deliver a diversity of long-term housing solutions that are resilient, future-focused, and – most of all – target the needs of people who live and work in Vancouver.
The housing crisis has produced a wealth of innovative ideas. Now we need a diversity of voices and creative partnerships to bring these ideas to fruition.”
The City of Vancouver and its partners and collaborators invite you to “explore ideas, share solutions and envision futures where cities are able to produce a diversity of housing options that reflect the needs of all their citizens,” at the following FREE events: Read more of You’re Invited: City of Vancouver’s Re:Address Week Public Event Series on Housing Affordability October 24 – 28, 2016, at No Cost for Most Events