Housing Webinars

Ideas for Engaging Neighbourhoods on Affordable Market Housing

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Description: Communities throughout B.C. experiencing population growth are increasingly seeking to reinvest in existing neighbourhoods and infrastructure.  Learn how an innovative online tool called PlaceSpeak offers new options for building trust and transparency in the public engagement process, and how a developer works to balance the creation of affordable housing while respecting community interests.

Originally Streamed November 27, 2014


Rental Renaissance: How to support a flourishing rental housing sector in your community

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Description: There is a growing need for purpose-built, affordable housing in many communities – providing an opportunity for development. Hear how the City of New Westminster has responded to this opportunity through its Secured Market Rental Housing Policy. As well, we’ll hear from a developer about the opportunities and obstacles when working to build new rental housing in B.C.

Originally streamed October 30, 2014


Growth Pressures: Housing Needs in Communities Experiencing Industrial Growth

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Description: Some B.C. communities are preparing for incredible growth as large industries explore options for development. With development comes demand on the local housing stock and affordability. So what is the response? Hear from a local government and a major industry player on how housing challenges are being met in the District of Kitimat in Northwest B.C.

Originally streamed October 2, 2014


Finding the Right Balance: Community Amenity Contributions and Affordable Housing

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Description: The Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development details using community amenity contributions in a legally sound, balanced way that supports good planning and housing affordability. A local government describes their experience with using these contributions and best-practices to help guide your community.

Delivered in partnership with the Office of Housing and Construction Standards.

Originally Streamed June 19, 2014


Secondary Suites: What Works, What Doesn't?

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Description: Secondary suites are discussed, providing an overview of the BC Building code and best-practise presentations from two local-governments who share their challenges, set-backs, solutions and successes with secondary suite bylaws and regulations.

Delivered in partnership with the Office of Housing and Construction Standards

Originally streamed January 30, 2014


Where do Housing Costs Come From: A Developer's Inside Peek

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Description: Hear from industry experts on what contributes to the cost of building affordable housing – elements that make or break a project and development cost calculations are explained. Also hear from a local government about the challenges they face in supporting affordable housing.

Delivered in partnership with the Office of Housing and Construction Standards.

Originally Streamed November 28, 2013


Drivers Affecting Housing Affordability

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Description: This webinar sets the context for the series by exploring the economic and other drivers that affect housing affordability. We will hear from the BC Real Estate Association’s chief economist as well as the mayor of a northern community affected by these larger drivers.

Delivered in partnership with the Office of Housing and Construction Standards

Originally Streamed October 23, 2013