What is 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 will be meeting with local governments, housing experts, and stakeholders in spring 2020.
Organization and private citizen also have an opportunity to submit their feedback between January 22 and June 26, 2020 at 4pm (PST).
Ways to provide feedback:
- Private citizens are encouraged to complete the online feedback form.
- Organizations and groups can complete the online feedback form or make a 5-page written submission (see written submission guidelines) and send it to: firstname.lastname@example.org
We encourage you to read through the written submissions prior to submitting your comments.
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.
Details of the Consultation:
Date: January 22 to June 26, 2020.
Category: Families & Residents
Type: Online, Email, Mail