Public input to help shape next phase in development of ‘made in Burnaby’ housing plan

Last updated: October 21, 2021

The City of Burnaby will conduct public and stakeholder consultation over the coming months to aid in the development of a “made in Burnaby plan” that will guide the City’s actions on housing and homelessness over the next decade.

Building on the success of the work of the Mayor’s Task Force on Community Housing last year, the City has entered the next three phases of work to develop two key documents on housing.

“Through the Mayor’s Task Force, we developed a vision of Burnaby as a community with affordable housing for all its residents,” said Mayor Mike Hurley. “The work we are doing today moves us another step closer to achieving our goal.”

The Housing Needs Report will highlight the number and type of housing units needed in Burnaby now and into the future. This report will inform HOME: Burnaby’s Housing and Homelessness Strategy, which will be a comprehensive policy document that addresses challenges and opportunities across the entire housing system, including reducing homelessness. This broad scope reflects the recommendations of the Mayor’s Task Force, which considered a wide range of housing issues and opportunities.

Input from residents, stakeholders and Indigenous groups will be a key part of the process to develop these two documents. This summer, the City plans to consult with stakeholder organizations through surveys and virtual workshops. The Housing Needs Report will also be informed by what we heard about housing needs in Phases 1 and 2 of the “Your Voice. Your Home.” engagement process last year. To develop the HOME strategy, stakeholder organizations and the public will be invited to review draft policy goals and strategies through a public survey and stakeholder discussions this summer and fall.

The development of HOME: Burnaby’s Housing and Homelessness Strategy supports significant actions in This is Climate Action, a framework developed to guide how the City will put into action its commitment to be “carbon neutral” (no longer contributing to the carbon emissions that accelerate climate change) by 2050. Actions in the HOME strategy will prioritize housing sustainability and resilience, strengthening links between housing and transit, and supporting sustainable community design and zero-emission residential buildings.

To help shape the future of housing in Burnaby and stay informed, Burnaby residents can sign up for eNews to hear about project updates and future surveys.

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