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.

The What We Heard report is now available and open for comment
We received an overwhelming response to our online survey. We’d like to thank everyone who participated – we received many great ideas.

We are pleased to announce that our interim What We Heard report is now available! This report is an aggregation of everything we heard through our online survey, written submissions, discussions and roundtables.

Our work is not done!

We’re interested in hearing your feedback on the preliminary What We Heard report.

Since we were first open for feedback last fall, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we live. With this in mind, we would like to hear your new ideas – in the context of COVID-19 as well as other feedback.

Please provide your ideas on how governments and other partners could increase supply and make housing more affordable in your community.

A 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 and the newly release What We Heard report.

Submit your feedback via email to: experthousingpanel@gov.bc.ca

Timelines

Feedback will be accepted until January 29, 2021 at 4pm (PST).

The Expert Panel wants to provide a second feedback opportunity before delivering their final report and recommendations to the governments of Canada and British Columbia in Spring 2021.