BCNPHA Applauds BC Gov $500M for Affordable Housing Crisis

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Clark government to spend $500M creating 2,900 new rental units

Rob Shaw — The Province, September 18 (with quotes from BCNPHA)

Premier Christy Clark unveiled her government’s latest fix for the Lower Mainland’s housing affordability crisis Monday — a plan that was big on funding, short on details and all but ensures a series of further feel-good housing announcements for her government in the run-up to the May provincial election.

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B.C. rolls out rental stock investment, watchdog to tackle housing

Frances Bula and Maike Hager — The Globe and Mail, September 19 (with quotes from BCNPHA)

British Columbia announced Monday it would make the largest investment in rental stock in the province’s history while also naming a new watchdog to ensure homeowners have more protection against unscrupulous realtors.

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As the housing market falls apart, stakeholders build a plan

Maya Schofield — The Peak, September 19 (with quotes from BCNPHA)

Rising housing prices in BC have become the topic of serious discussion across the province. On September 14, A diverse panel of housing operatives in British Columbia came together to discuss the province-wide housing crises at SFU’s Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue.

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Advocate calls new affordable housing money ‘monumental’

CBC News, September 20 (with Kishone Roy interview on The Early Edition)

One housing advocate is applauding the provincial government’s announcement to spend $500 million of the budget surplus on affordable housing.

“It’s monumental,” said Kishone Roy, executive director of the B.C. Non-Profit Housing Association.

“This is the first time I’ve seen government really understand the size and the scope of the problem we’re dealing with.”

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PODCAST: KishoneRoy on BCgov $500M for affordable rental housing 

Gloria Macarenko — BC Almanac, September 20

Listen online here.

 

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