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What Works: Growing the Supply of Rental Housing in the Region

Metro Vancouver invites ULI BC members to participate in their Sustainability Community Breakfasts!

Nov 15 – BCIT downtown campus, 555 Seymour Street, Vancouver
Nov 16 – Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia Street, New Westminster
Nov 17 – Executive Plaza Hotel, 405 North Road, Coquitlam

7:30 – 9:00 a.m. – Presentations start at 7:30 a.m. Continental breakfast available at 7:00 a.m.

Along with rising home ownership prices, continued low rental vacancy rates are of serious concern to residents, local governments and business in the Metro Vancouver region. Metro Vancouver’s Regional Affordable Housing Strategy promotes housing affordability and diversity, with a focus on rental housing supply and location. Local governments are key to implementing regional housing policy direction.

Join us to hear about Metro Vancouver’s role in facilitating a regional strategy, and how municipalities are working with the private sector to sustain and expand the supply of purpose built rental housing.

Along with rising home ownership prices, continued low rental vacancy rates are of serious concern to residents, local governments and business in the Metro Vancouver region. Metro Vancouver’s Regional Affordable Housing Strategy promotes housing affordability and diversity, with a focus on rental housing supply and location. Local governments are key to implementing regional housing policy direction.

Speakers for Nov 15 – Vancouver:

Opening Remarks: TBC

  • Elisa Campbell, Director, Regional Planning and Electoral Area Services Planning, Policy and Environment, Metro Vancouver
  • Kathleen Llewellyn-Thomas, General Manager, Community Services, City of Vancouver
  • David Hutniak, CEO, LandlordBC

Register here for November 15th.

Speakers for Nov 16 – New Westminter:

Opening Remarks: Jonathon Cote – Mayor, City of New Westminster

  • Elisa Campbell, Director, Regional Planning and Electoral Area Services Planning, Policy and Environment, Metro Vancouver
  • Bev Grieve, Director of Development Services, City of New Westminster
  • Evan Allegretto, Director of Development, Wesgroup

Register here for November 16th.

Speakers for Nov 17 – Coquitlam:

Opening Remarks: TBC

  • Elisa Campbell, Director, Regional Planning and Electoral Area Services Planning, Policy and Environment, Metro Vancouver
  • Bruce Irvine, Senior Planner, City of Coquitlam
  • Emilie Adin, Deputy Director, City of North Vancouver

Register here for November 17th.

 

For more information about upcoming Metro Vancouver Sustainability Community Breakfasts please visit their website.

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