Vancouver Housing Affordability Symposium – February 2 – 3, 2012
As you are aware, British Columbians live in some of the most expensive real estate in North America. This second Housing Affordability Symposium (HAS), organized by the Canadian Home Builders’ Association of BC, will bring together stakeholders from industry and all levels of government to discuss actions to improve market housing affordability. In November 2010, the Canadian Home Builders’ Association of BC along with industry and government partners hosted the first Housing Affordability Symposium. This event was ground breaking and brought together stakeholders from industry and all levels of government to openly discuss the issues and solutions to housing affordability in BC.
The results from the symposium and the roundtable discussions have been compiled into this follow-up report: The Action Plan to Address Housing Affordability in BC. This Action Plan will form the foundation for future discussions among all stakeholders. At this year’s Symposium we will re-examine and report back on the lessons learned, innovative solutions and how each of us has worked to Build a Better BC by addressing market housing affordability.
The Second Housing Affordability Symposium will follow up to the first event and provide issue specific workshops sharing ideas to balance housing costs requirements and community needs. This event will revisit the Action Plan, review our collective Progress Report results and provide additional roundtable discussions between various government leaders, industry professionals and other related stakeholders to result in a revised Action Plan to Address Market Housing Affordability.
HAS 2012 will provide issue-specific workshops, sharing ideas to balance housing costs and community needs. The Symposium allows for an open discussion of issues and solutions on market housing affordability and takes action to lower housing costs and remove barriers of entry for all British Columbians. Confirmed speakers include:
- Honourable Rich Coleman, Minister Responsible for Housing
- Mayor Richard Stewart, Coquitlam
- Michel Labbe, Options for Homes, Toronto
- Michael Geller, President, Geller Group
- Tsur Somerville, Director, UBC Centre for Urban Economics and Real Estate
- Bob Ransford, Senior Consultant, Counterpoint Communications
Housing Affordability Symposium
February 2-3, 2012
Delta Vancouver Airport Hotel
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