MEDIA ADVISORY: Kamloops Hosts BCNPHA Interior BC Regional Education, Networking and Tradeshow (RENT)

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Non-profit housing providers, industry and government to tackle housing affordability

KAMLOOPS, B.C. (Sep. 17, 2015)

WHAT: The BC Non-Profit Housing Association Regional Education, Networking and Tradeshow (RENT) will take place in Kamloops on September 17, bringing together non-profit housing providers, government and local private stakeholders, to explore a diverse range of social housing needs affecting the interior region of British Columbia.

The BCNPHA Interior BC RENT comes on the heels of last week’s national launch of the Canadian Rental Housing Index, which gained nation-wide media attention and highlighted a critical need for government investment in social housing. The Canadian Rental Housing Index is an innovative new research tool that was developed by a national partnership of housing organizations and financial institutions. The RHI examines issues of income, rental affordability and overcrowding across the country through an interactive map.

WHO: Tony Roy, CEO of BCNPHA will address delegates and introduce speakers as Master of Ceremonies for the event. BCNPHA RENTs offer engaging speakers and hands-on-learning with educational sessions presented in three streams: Leadership, Operations and Asset Management. Click here to view a full list of sessions and speakers.

Mayor Peter Milobar of Kamloops will be attending.

WHERE: Plaza Hotel, 405 Victoria Street,  Kamloops, B.C.

WHEN: September 17 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

HOW: Media are invited to attend. Photography and audiovisual equipment are permitted.  For more details or to arrange a media interview, please contact the media contact below.

BACKGROUND:

  • BCNPHA RENTs offer quality, accessible education to non-profit housing providers, as well as facilitating regional community development and in-depth exploration of regional issues.
  • The RENTs are part of a major expansion of BCNPHA’s education program, helping members with variety of social housing needs, such as financial planning and oversight, energy efficiency and tenant relations.
  • Tradeshow exhibitors include:  Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, Chartered Institute of Housing Canada, Encasa Financial, FortisBC, Marsh Canada, Morneau Shepell, PlanetClean, Scuka Enterprises and Terra Property Management .
  • The Interior BC RENT is sponsored by BC Housing, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, Chartered Institute of Housing, Encasa Financial,  FortisBC, Marsh Canada and Yardi.

Click here to view the Rental Housing Index.

Media Contact: Dean Pogas, 604.363.6590; dean@bcnpha.ca

About BCNPHA:

BCNPHA is the industry association for the social housing sector in BC.  It represents, educates and provides service to more than 700 non-profit housing providers that operate more than 60,000 units of long and short-term affordable housing across the province.  www.bcnpha.ca

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