This fall marks an important event for market housing affordability in BC. On November 1 and 2, the Canadian Home Builders’ Association of BC (CHBA BC), in partnership with housing sector stakeholders and all three levels of government, will host the Housing Affordability Symposium in Richmond, BC.
This event is the first of its kind, as it brings together stakeholders to openly discuss barriers and solutions to the affordability of market housing in BC. This symposium provides multiple interactive roundtable discussions among attendees. Join with the delegates, consisting of elected officials, construction industry leaders and members of government, to engage in this critical issue for the future of housing.
The symposium will also feature numerous keynote speakers, including:
- Minister of Housing and Social Development Rich Coleman
- BCREA Chief Economist Cameron Muir
- Urban Futures Institute Executive Director David Baxter
- Geller Group President Michael Geller
Results from the symposium will be used to prepare the follow-up report: Action Plan to Address Housing Affordability in BC. This document will be presented to government this year, and form the foundation for future discussions among all stakeholders, providing actionable items to address the issues.
As a planning partner for this event, BCREA encourages organizations and individuals connected to the housing sector and community development to attend the symposium to take part in this exciting opportunity for BC’s future.
To register for the Housing Affordability Symposium, visit www.withinyourmeans.ca.