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The recent historic investments in affordable housing will have a significant impact in tackling homelessness and responding to housing need in communities throughout BC. However, in some communities, these much-needed projects face substantial barriers as they move through the municipal approval process. From Penticton to Langley, Gibsons to Fort St. John, fears, perpetuated myths and complicated public consultation processes have contributed to divisive discourse on social media and in open houses across BC.

We’re here to help overcome those local barriers. The BC Non-Profit Housing Association and Homelessness Services Association of BC have teamed up to provide hands-on support to our members and other community stakeholders who are looking to open up constructive dialogue on the topic of affordable housing. We want to help you bring facts to the table and activate the silent majority that is too often overshadowed by a handful of fearful voices.

Let us help you break down barriers, open up dialogue and get homes built for those who need them. Contact us to discuss how we can support you.


How We Can Help

Whether you are planning on (re)developing affordable housing in your neighbourhood, or are facing opposition groups to important new housing units for people in need, we want to hear from you. We can support your local efforts through a range of activities, such as:

Building a stakeholder list to map out the landscape of affected parties and identify local housing champions

Supporting the planning and facilitation of in-person meetings with community leaders and/or volunteers

Assisting with the creation and mobilization of a local housing advocacy coalition

Developing key messages and visualizations to help open up dialogue in your community

Crafting social media strategies and messaging to provide nuance to the discussion

Providing outreach materials such as petitions, letter templates/generators and/or documents for public hearings

Contact Us

To discuss your project contact Peer-Daniel Krause or James Caspersen

For media inquires, contact Dean Pogas.

Peer-Daniel Krause

peer-daniel@bcnpha.ca
778.945.2161

James Caspersen

james.caspersen@hsa-bc.ca
778.316.7755

Dean pogas

dean@bcnpha.ca
778.945.2163

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BC Non-Profit Housing Assoication
Homelessness Services Association of BC
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