Many people live in housing conditions that are less than ideal—paying more than they can afford for housing that fails to meet their needs for a safe, healthy and adequate home. The Housing Justice Project—a University of British Columbia/Community initiative—is looking 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. For more information on the Housing Justice Project, visit www.housingjustice.ca
The Housing Justice Project is seeking to make real change—to remove barriers and increase access to affordable, safe and adequate housing for those of very low income, and for working people of modest incomes. If you have experience in Metro Vancouver’s rental housing market, the Housing Justice Project is seeking your input via a survey at PlaceSpeak, an online community consultation site. Registering with PlaceSpeak is free, and all information collected in the survey is confidential. To take the survey please visit: www.placespeak.com/HousingJustice
The survey will give researchers and community activists a clearer understanding of how issues of housing cost and quality affect individuals across the Metro Vancouver region. It will help in the development of better affordable housing policies and strategies.