Having a Safe and Affordable Place to Call Home is Something Every Canadian Deserves

The Governments of Canada and British Columbia continue to deliver on their commitment to build housing that is safe, suitable, well-maintained and more affordable.

Like many other government organizations, businesses and individuals, the Expert Panel is closely monitoring developments around the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. The Panel recognizes that the health and safety of Canadians should remain the focus at this time.
As a result, the Panel is extending the consultation and the deadline for submissions to June 26, 2020.

Questions to consider:

  • What are some things that could be done by government or others to increase the housing supply in your community?
  • What are three key things that could be done to make housing more affordable in your region or community?

A new B.C. based Expert Panel on the Future of Housing Supply and Affordability will make recommendations to the Governments of B.C. and Canada. The process will include listening to stakeholders, experts and the public for ideas. Read more…

Background

The Governments of B.C. and Canada are working in partnership to make housing more affordable for people in B.C.

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.

Working Together

A new approach.

Twelve provinces and territories have now signed bilateral agreements under the multilateral Housing Partnership Framework.

Ways to Participate

Get involved and send the Panel your thoughts on housing supply.

Submit your responses by completing the feedback form or emailing a written submission.

Timelines

Feedback will be accepted until June 26, 2020 at 4pm (PST).

Further engagement opportunities to provide input may be posted here.