It was announced earlier this week that The Inclusive Housing Task Force, co-chaired by Community Living BC (CLBC) and Inclusion BC, is making progress on a number of initiatives to reduce barriers to housing, including:
- collecting data to better understand the number of people we serve who need housing, for a report to be launched this spring;
- creating a public awareness campaign, website and video to equip families and service providers to talk to city planners, council members, and property developers, which will also launch this spring;
- developing a toolbox with planning resources to help families begin discussions about housing, as well as information on topics such as financial planning, renting, home ownership, and developing skills and supports to live in inclusive housing.
Ross Chilton will be leading inclusive housing sessions at the upcoming BC Non-Profit Housing Association (BCNPHA) Regional Education, Networking & Tradeshow (RENT) housing conferences in Nanaimo (April 16), New Westminster (May 14), Terrace (June 11) and Cranbrook (September 17).
You can join these workshops where you will find other partners in this cause. Visit bcnpha.ca/events/rents for more information.