New topic looks at housing access and affordability in Vancouver
Many of us live in housing conditions that are less than ideal—paying more than we can afford for housing that fails to meet our needs for a safe, healthy and adequate home. The Housing Justice Project—a UBC/Community initiative—is seeking input on the housing experiences of residents in Metro Vancouver.
They want to hear from you, so they are launching a survey at PlaceSpeak. To take the survey please visit:
The survey will give researchers and community activists a clearer understanding of how issues of housing cost and quality affect individuals across the metro region. It will help in the development of better affordable housing policies and strategies.
Please go online to do the survey and help the project by encouraging others to also do the survey.
About the Housing Justice Project
The Housing Justice Project looks at issues around affordable and adequate housing for all. The Project’s focus is on Vancouver and involves three inter-related themes: public engagement, policy development, and legal advocacy. The project’s principal investigators are Penny Gurstein and Margot Young from the University of British Columbia. Funding for the project has been generously provided by the UBC Peter Wall Solutions Initiative.
For more information on the Housing Justice Project please visit www.housingjustice.ca.
Penny Gurstein and Margot Young, Principal Investigators, [email protected]