The Canadian Home Builders’ Association – Alberta (CHBA – Alberta) hosted a one-day session in Edmonton on Jan. 28, 2016, that brought together government, industry and non-profit groups to explore affordability challenges and opportunities across the housing spectrum.
Affordability Matters – A Home For All Albertans featured presentations on:
- new home construction;
- trends in the real estate and rental markets;
- initiatives to end homelessness;
- programs to subsidize rents and help people buy a home;
- and housing for seniors.
Panels discussed industry issues and the housing challenges faced by municipalities. We were pleased to hear local perspectives from Canmore Mayor John Borrowman, Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson and Fort Saskatchewan Mayor Gale Katchur. Click to read news coverage of the panel discussion by the Edmonton Journal and Metro Edmonton or on Mayor Iveson's weekly blog.
Click on the links to view a copy of the program or the presentations below.
Alberta Housing: What We Have / What’s Changing
Ryan Scott, Avalon Master Builders and Joan Maissoneuve, CHBA – Alberta
Housing Trends in Alberta
Richard Goatcher, CHBA – Alberta
Building Affordable Homes & Communities of the Future
Russell Dauk, Rohit Group of Companies
Susan McGee, Homeward Trust
Supported Rental Housing
Home Ownership Assistance
Alfred Nikolai, Habitat for Humanity