Headlines remind us constantly of our housing crisis: prices run amok, renovictions, and near-zero rental vacancy rates. This evening of storytelling will dig deeper into the story of housing in Vancouver and beyond, with an eye on working households at or below median income in urban centers across Canada.
Seven experts will speak about their efforts to move us closer to the goal of affordable, suitable, and secure housing for all.
We will hear from:
Robert Brown (Catalyst Developments), on working with community organizations to leverage land assets, and create more affordable housing.
Gail Joe (Consultant in First Nations housing initiatives) on Aboriginal-led housing development and financing;
Tom Lancaster (Metro Vancouver) on how to build more rental;
Christine McLaren (Happy City), on what kind of housing makes us happy, and builds communities in our city;
David Ley (UBC Geography) on regulating foreign investment;
Marla Zucht (Whistler Housing Authority) on market-controlled ownership for local residents, and others;
Jeremy Loveday (Councillor, City of Victoria), on how affordable housing makes livable cities more lively.