December 14, 2015
December 14, 2015: MVAEC releases "Towards an Urban Aboriginal Housing & Wellness Strategy for Metro Vancouver (2015-2020)". This strategy outlines critical targets for addressing housing and homelessness for the estimated 40,000-60,000 urban Indigenous people living in the Metro Vancouver area.
Among the identified targets are: 1500 units by 2020; as well as five actions to strengthen housing leadership and capacity. There is also a need to increase access and diversify housing options and offers seven immediate steps government at all levels can commit to in order to ensure living and wellness conditions for urban Indigenous people are properly addressed.
For more information, read the full report here. A brief summary is provided here. Review highlights of options for urban Aboriginal housing delivery here. Contact MVAEC directly to request a hard copy of the full report.