What was this engagement about?
The B.C. government is making the largest investment in housing affordability in B.C.’s history- more than $7 billion over 10 years. The Government of Canada is rolling out its National Housing Strategy, a 10-year, $55 billion plan.
There have already been conversations about housing with the provincial government on topics like rental housing, poverty reduction, money laundering in real estate and accessibility. The themes we heard during those public engagements are available to the panel for their background and understanding.
This Expert Panel is specifically looking at housing supply. They are exploring solutions to ensure there are affordable homes available for purchase or rent in British Columbia’s largest cities.
The Expert Panel has been and will continue to meet with local governments, stakeholders and the public in 2020.
Organizations and private citizens had an opportunity to submit their feedback between January 22 and June 26, 2020 at 4pm (PST), on what could be done by government and others to increase supply and make housing more affordable in their community.
How will my contribution make a difference?
Feedback received throughout this engagement will help inform recommendations to the federal and provincial governments, and possible to municipal governments and non-government organizations, to improve housing supply and affordability in British Columbia.
The interim results of what we heard will be posted in the coming weeks, and a final report to the federal and provincial governments will be available in early 2021.
Details of the Consultation:
Date: January 22 to June 26, 2020.
Category: Families & Residents
Type: Online, Email, Mail