Last November, the Canadian Home Builders’ Association of BC (CHBA BC), in partnership with housing sector stakeholders and all three levels of government, hosted the first annual Housing Affordability Symposium. This event brought together stakeholders to discuss barriers and solutions to the affordability of market housing in BC.
To capture ideas and shape future discussions, CHBA BC has prepared the Action Plan to Address Market Housing Affordability in BC. Using four overarching subject areas—regulatory barriers, maximizing housing stock, economic issues and community planning—the Action Plan outlines a series of recommendations. These recommendations can impact housing affordability directly, such as reforming government imposed costs on housing, or indirectly, such as streamlining the development process.
Recommendations are aimed at four stakeholder groups: industry, municipal/regional authorities, provincial government and federal government. The recommendations are expected to form a foundation for open dialogue and interest in building a strong future through committed action that ensures housing is attainable, achievable and affordable.
For more information about the Housing Affordability Symposium, visit www.withinyourmeans.ca.