Whistler Centre for Sustainability and BC Housing

Castlegar: Building Knowledge and Capacity for Affordable Housing in BC Small Communities
November 1, 2017 - 8:30am - 4:00pm
Castlegar and District Community Complex
2101 6 Ave
CPD Learning Units: 

Is your community facing an affordable housing crunch? Do you have some good policies in place but aren’t sure how to move forward?

Affordable housing remains a challenge for communities large and small throughout BC. Although the magnitude of affordable housing challenges in smaller communities may not be as significant as larger communities, the need for affordable housing still exists, particularly housing for middle to lower income earners. While almost all communities in BC have policies in their Official Community Plans (OCPs) supporting the development of affordable housing, implementation of these policies and actually getting homes built remains a challenge. A recent study by the Columbia Basin Trust identified a pervasive gap in the affordable housing stock in the 25 municipalities studied in the Basin. The existing affordable housing stock of 3,356 units meets less than half of the identified need. By these estimates, between 3,315 and 4,206 new housing units across the affordable housing spectrum are needed.

Workshop objectives:

1. To develop a common understanding among BC small communities of the main challenges as well as leading practices in building affordable housing.
2. To provide a forum for learning about leading practices, tools and strategies for building affordable housing.
3. To provide a facilitated forum for discussion among stakeholders to share knowledge and exchange ideas.
4. To support the development of an immediate-term implementation plan for building affordable housing in the community.

* Lunch and refreshments included.

Note – this workshop qualifies for 6 CPL learning credits.


Please REGISTER here: https://affordablehousing_castlegar.eventbrite.ca.