B.C. Premier David Eby unveils new action plan to address housing crisis – April 3, 2023
“The types of housing we build directly correlates to the types of people that move into our neighbourhoods. So if we want families, we need to build family friendly housing.”
"This action plan represents a meaningful step that will provide relief for the systemic issues that British Columbians have been up against over the last decade,” says Luke Mari, Principal, Aryze Developments and advocate for intentional affordable housing strategies. “Low supply, speculation, and restrictive zoning policies have resulted in fierce competition and limited housing choice, which impacts the social, environmental, and economic prosperity of our Province. Safe, affordable, and diverse housing options—in all neighbourhoods—are foundational to the health of our communities and the planet. Building just for the sake of building isn’t good enough; the name says it all, we need Homes for People."
Greater ability for nonprofits to create housing for those who need it most
Creation of more family friendly housing into existing neighbourhoods
Increased opportunities for small builders and residential trades
A theory that all of our societal outcomes—social, environmental or economic—are really tied to people being housed. We can't have a resilient, successful and vibrant province if people are not in safe and secure housing. Therefore, in order to have a successful province we must support the diversity in our communities by providing diverse housing types.
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