Members of faith, labour, civil society and educational organizations gather to call on municipal politicians to make concrete commitments to deal with the affordable housing crisis on the North Shore.
MEDIA ADVISORY Thursday February 4, 2016
The idea of affordable housing in Vancouver, and especially on the North Shore, has become a fairy tale. At the end of 2015, the median price of a single family home in North Vancouver was $1,042,600. This represents an almost 10% increase since 2014 and a 21% increase over five years.
Members of the Metro Vancouver Alliance and community partners, representing a range of faith, labour, educational and community groups in North Vancouver will gather on Family Day to call upon local mayors and councillors to address the affordable housing crisis on the North Shore.
Politicians will hear research and testimony from delegates representing MVA’s member organizations and be asked to commit to specific, achievable, proposals around affordable housing and healthy neighborhoods.
Darrell Mussatto, Mayor of North Vancouver; Craig Cameron, Acting Mayor of West Vancouver; and Richard Walton, Mayor of the District of North Vancouver have all confirmed their attendance.
Date: Monday, February 8th, 2016
Time: 1PM to 3PM
Location: St. Catherine's Church, 1058 Ridgewood Drive, North Vancouver
The Metro Vancouver Alliance is a broad based alliance of community groups, labour, faith and educational institutions working together for the common good.
For more information: Patrick Bragg, MVA, cell (778) 889-3486