Get out and VOTE in the upcoming municipal elections. Voting day is October 20th.
Affordable housing is the biggest issue. CCEC promotes non-market housing development. Several of the people standing for office (mayors and councilors) have taken supportive positions. The solution is not to build more high-cost condos and homes.
Housing Central has assembled a wonderful website with resources for each community. Check it out.
Community-based housing - co-op, non-profit, and other - takes housing out of the speculative markets and commits the housing stock to ordinary people. Community-based housing provides affordable housing into the indefinite future. In some cities over 50% of the housing stock is community owned. In Vancouver and adjacent municipalities it is under 5%.
The housing problem is not a 'supply problem', as developers assert. It is a public policy problem. It is a housing strategy problem, as Patrick Condon outlines in the Tyee. Make your vote count on October 20th.