Town Hall on Affordable Housing

Canada’s National Affordable Housing Program was cancelled in 1993. As a result, this country has lost more than half a million units of affordable housing that would otherwise have been built. And now, despite the promise of real change from the Prime Minister, Canada still does not have a national affordable housing program.

With aging social housing stock, loss of affordable housing units in the co-op sector due to expired operating agreements and only a short term fix for existing co-op housing whose agreements are set to expire, what action must the federal government take to address this ongoing affordable housing crisis?

Please join this important conversation, hosted by Jenny Kwan, Member of Parliament for Vancouver East.

Panel Speakers:

  • Kent Patenaude, President of LUMA Native Housing Society
  • Jim O’Dea, Affordable Housing Specialist
  • Representative from the Co-op Housing Federation of BC

Date & time: Saturday, February 18 at 11 am
Location: Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House (click for map)