PIBC South Coast Chapter

Planning and CMHC: What's new with Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation?
February 9, 2017 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Morris J. Wosk Boardroom, Central Branch, Vancouver Public Library
350 W. Georgia Street
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Please join the South Coast Chapter and CMHC for presentations and a lively discussion on timely and topical questions about affordable housing, featuring the following speakers:

  •  Lance Jakubec-  Provides creative funding opportunities to new rental project proposals featuring innovative design or finance models that enhance affordability. 

·         Debra Yip and Elisabeth Lefrancois-  Works across BC offering knowledge, partnership opportunities and financial assistance to anyone creating affordable ownership or rental housing.

·         Elizabeth Tang-  CMHC's Knowledge Transfer Consultant in BC focused in the areas of aging in place solutions and sustainable housing practices.

·         Sandy Besporstov- Conducts analysis, forecasts and research on developments in the resale, rental and new home markets in Metro Vancouver.

·         John Lynch – Manages clients for CMHC’s multi-unit development services. 




From affordable housing projects:




o    Rev. Jim Smith - "Churches unlocking land value" 
In the West End near St. Paul’s Hospital, Rev. Jim Smith and his Presbyterian church embraced a different business model. Instead of redeveloping their land for market condos, they chose to expand the church and build a 22-storey rental housing building. Bosa Properties will own and manage 162 market-rate units, and the church will own and manage 45 units as a housing society, set at affordable rates.




o   Cherie Enns - "Policy and partnerships for innovative housing"
Cherie worked with the City of Abbotsford in developing this affordable housing model.  She will be speaking on the success of the project and also on how things could have been done differently. Through this pilot development, the City of Abbotsford and the Van Maren Group demonstrated a public-private partnership providing affordable ownership and rental housing.  The Harmony Housing project enhanced the affordability of ownership townhouses by incorporating a self-contained rental bachelor as a mortgage helper. The City sold the site at a 20% discount to the developer, who then assumed all risk for the project.   


Speakers will cover:

- National Housing Strategy Update
- Tools and funding resources from CMHC for Affordable Housing initiatives and Planners
- Mortgage loan insurance and affordable housing opportunities
- True tales of affordability in action by guest speakers from CMHC projects!

REGISTER Now: http://www.cvent.com/d/qvqgyv
*Event starts at 6:30 pm, doors open at 6:00 pm.

PIBC Members: $20
Non-Members: $25
Students: $15
All prices are subject to 5% Goods & Services Tax (GST).

Registration Deadline will be on Wednesday February 08, 2017. All registrations are final. No refunds or cancellations are permitted; however, in the event that a registrant is not able to attend, substitution of a different attendee may be accepted if arranged in advance. Any registrant requiring substitution should contact PIBC no later than February 08, 2017.