We know that affordable housing on is everyone’s minds.
The Coalition has partnered with the Whistler Centre for Sustainability and BC Housing to provide an opportunity for residents to learn how diverse housing types can benefit our community, and to dialogue and provide opportunities for residents to express their concerns, suggest ideas and ask questions about their housing needs.
For the rest of September, several large “Ideas Wall’ posters will be posted at several different locations including the Courtenay Library, and Town of Comox Recreation Centre. Community members are encouraged to contribute their ideas about the types of housing they’ve lived in, what housing they currently live in, and housing needed in the future.
On October 17th from 5-7pm at the Cumberland Council Chambers and October 18th 4:30-6:30pm in the Lewis Centre Lobby, the Coalition will host drop-in conversation events with interactive and guided stations for people to learn about different housing types, and to express their thoughts, concerns, suggestions, and to ask questions. Participants can also join in at a hosted table conversation to discuss their thoughts with others, responding to a series of questions to guide the conversations.
At the end of the campaign, a report will be provided to BC Housing and all levels of government to summarize what was heard, and to provide a set of recommendations on next steps so the Coalition can better advocate for affordable housing in the Comox Valley.
We hope you can lend your voice to one (or all!) of these initiatives and in the meantime, we encourage you to read the the Housing Backgrounder, Profile and Community Stories below for a better picture on what our affordable housing challenges have been in the Comox Valley.