Editorial: The ‘other’ factors of housing affordability – it’s not just about price.

There has been lots written on the price of housing, and its impact on housing affordability for all sectors of the population. But coupled with the price of housing are two other factors: incomes that are not keeping pace with housing prices, and mortgage rules that affect who is allowed to enter the housing market. … Continue reading Editorial: The ‘other’ factors of housing affordability – it’s not just about price.

Editorial: Does Growth really pay for growth?

I am often confronted with the comment: Growth doesn’t pay for growth. This is usually followed by the question: why should taxpayers finance growth? And I smile. You see, I believe that generally growth DOES pay for growth. And I believe if it was broken down for people, they might just be a little surprised … Continue reading Editorial: Does Growth really pay for growth?

2017 Partner News

We have fantastic partners! We’d like to thank Meridian Credit Union for moving up to a Silver Partner starting 2017. We’d also like to welcome Durward Jones Barkwell to our partnership program as a Bronze Partner. Thank you both for your support of HHHBA!

Summer is almost upon us!

Even though summer is quickly approaching, we’re really quite busy around here at HHHBA! There are lots of policy issues going on, both local (Planning policy changes, new engineering guidelines, LRT) and provincial (inclusionary zoning, greenbelt mapping changes, Growth Plan amendments). We have lots of events scheduled as well – there’s something for everyone. Please … Continue reading Summer is almost upon us!

Editorial – Inclusionary Zoning and Problem Solving Affordable Housing

Whenever I’m out, whether it be at a party with friends, a networking event, etc. the conversation often turns to the price of housing. Most are surprised at the rate by which the price of housing continues to climb, and wonder if it will peak or max out. People say: “how can my kids afford … Continue reading Editorial – Inclusionary Zoning and Problem Solving Affordable Housing