Affordable housing for Burnaby

Affordable housing for Burnaby

Together we can bring more non-market, affordable housing to Burnaby – have your say!

Despite the pandemic, real estate sales and prices in B.C. have continued to climb[1], and affordability continues to diminish[2]we need bold solutions now more than ever.

The B.C. General Employees’ Union (BCGEU) has purchased land in Burnaby to build its new office. To maximize use of this land and help address the housing crisis, the union has submitted a proposal to the City of Burnaby asking for rezoning that allows for towers (higher density) in order to create hundreds of affordable housing ...

Together we can bring more non-market, affordable housing to Burnaby – have your say!

Despite the pandemic, real estate sales and prices in B.C. have continued to climb[1], and affordability continues to diminish[2]we need bold solutions now more than ever.

The B.C. General Employees’ Union (BCGEU) has purchased land in Burnaby to build its new office. To maximize use of this land and help address the housing crisis, the union has submitted a proposal to the City of Burnaby asking for rezoning that allows for towers (higher density) in order to create hundreds of affordable housing units as well as childcare spaces.

This project would demonstrate a new model for how affordable housing can and should be developed for working people – but we need Burnaby City Council to approve the rezoning of the land at an upcoming public hearing.*

Zoning changes happen in cities all the time to allow for higher density. When it comes to building affordable housing at below-market rates, a zoning change like this should be a top priority!

Join us in calling on all Burnaby city councillors to support Rez. #20-27, a project that will see hundreds of affordable homes built in Burnaby’s Royal Oak neighbourhood.

[1] https://globalnews.ca/news/7574344/bc-real-estate-gains-coronavirus/

[2] https://dailyhive.com/vancouver/vancouver-burnaby-most-expensive-rent

*The public hearing has not yet been scheduled.

 

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