"Be it resolved that the SRA supports the demands of the Social Housing Coalition BC for 10,000 new units of housing to be built every year in BC" *
For purpose of clarity, this resolution for 10,000 new units per year is province-wide (not Strathcona).
Social Housing Coalition BC define social housing as:
- Non-institutional housing that is owned by government, a non-profit group or a co-op;
- Not run for profit;
- Available to people with very low incomes who pay either 30% of their income or the welfare shelter amount for rent;
- Available to ALL who need it. No one will be excluded from a social housing unit because their income is too low. If a social housing resident increases their income, they don’t have to move, but their rent will go up as they pay 30% of their income for rent.