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Housing Advocacy and Partnerships

Burnaby advocates to senior levels of government on a variety of housing issues, including:

  • Zoning for rental housing
  • Development cost charges to replace affordable housing
  • Renewal of rent subsidies and supports for social housing and cooperatives
  • Better tenant assistance regulations
  • Development of National and Provincial Housing Strategies

View an outline of Burnaby’s housing advocacy efforts and Burnaby’s submission to the National Housing Strategy process.

Burnaby works with BC Housing and CMHC, along with non-profit societies and private sector partners to deliver more housing. By leveraging City-owned lands and providing Housing Fund grants, Burnaby’s contributions support the programs offered through other levels of government and the contributions of the non-profit and private sectors. Recent examples of partnerships between Burnaby, BC Housing, private and non-profit sectors include new non-market housing at Cedar Place in the Edmonds Town Centre and at the proposed New Vista Society tower in the Metrotown Town Centre. Burnaby also partners to develop affordable housing through its City Lands Program for Non-Market Housing.

Region-wide, Burnaby serves on Metro Vancouver’s Housing Committee and Regional Planning Committee Housing Sub-committee. Burnaby recently endorsed the Metro Vancouver Regional Affordable Housing Strategy.

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