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City of Burnaby proposes 'quick start' solutions for housing affordability

DH Vancouver Staff May 14, 2019 1:34 pm
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Burnaby is exploring recommendations to bring relief to housing affordability in the city.

The recommendations are what the Mayor’s Task Force on Community Housing calls “Quick Starts.”

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The 18-member task force was established by Burnaby Mayor Mike Hurley following the municipal election in November 2018.

“The Quick Starts cover both rental and ownership housing; a range of housing forms from single-family homes to apartments; the role of both private market and non-profit housing sector; and the needs of people in various stages of a typical housing lifecycle,” reads the task force interim report, which was presented to council on Monday evening.

These are the 10 Quick Starts proposed by the task force:

Burnaby Mayor’s Task Force on Community Housing Interim Report

The task force will continue to meet over the next few months to determine “which directions will best help the city to respond to the housing needs of all of its citizens.”

A community recommendations workshop will be held on May 25, 2019, and the final report will be delivered to council in July 2019, outlining long term recommendations.

The full interim report can be read here.

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