Need help using the council agenda and meeting system? Please click here.

    Browser plugins and popup blockers may interfere with the operation of this website. Please disable them if you are experiencing difficulties.

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Bookmark and Share
File #: ID-1007-18    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Action Item Status: Passed
File created: 11/28/2018 In control: Township Council
On agenda: 12/3/2018 Final action: 12/3/2018
Title: Affordable Housing

Title

Affordable Housing

Recommended Action

Whereas access to affordable housing has become a crisis in the Lower Mainland and beyond;

 

Whereas a number of agencies and a variety of senior governments have developed policies and strategies to facilitate the delivery of more affordable housing at the municipal level;

 

Whereas local governments have the relevant jurisdiction and authority to administer policies with respect to the provision of affordable housing initiatives;

 

Whereas the BC Non Profit Housing Association created a Pledge for 2018 local government candidates further to a comprehensive framework which includes:

 

1. Contribution of public lands to the community housing sector for new affordable homes;

2. Protection of existing affordable housing supplies through retention and replacement policies;

3. The zoning of existing and new rental developments as a rental only;

4. Streamlining municipal permitting and rezoning processes to fast-track  development of affordable rental housing; and

5. Pursuit of partnerships with local non-profits, cooperative and other stakeholders in the community housing sector to create new affordable housing developments; and

 

 

 

 

Whereas the majority of newly elected Township Councillors showed support for affordable housing by signing the Pledge in order to enhance affordable housing opportunities and options within the Township;

 

Therefore be it resolved that Council refer these items to staff for a detailed report back on the adoption and implementation of these initiatives, to be delivered at a future CPC meeting.