Blog Twenty-two: Metro Vancouver shows resolve to un-crunch co-op housing crisis -- you can too!

Did you feel that? A sort of un-crunching motion that swept from Lion’s Bay on Howe Sound all the way to the Langley-Abbotsford Border in the Fraser Valley? No, it wasn’t an earthquake -- that was the tremor through the political landscape of 21 municipalities, one electoral area and one treaty First Nation throwing their weight behind the You Hold the Key: fix the co-op housing crunch campaign. We’re absolutely thrilled that the Metro Vancouver Board voted unanimously this morning to support our campaign to secure a provincial rent supplement program for low-income co-op members as federal housing agreements expire. It’s a significant milestone as the campaign continues to gain support and get the message out that we need to take care of our most vulnerable co-op members. Read the campaign release

Want to show some resolve of your own? Then get your co-op community to pass a resolution calling on the B.C. government to put a provincial rent supplement program in place for low-income co-op members as federal housing agreements end. Pass the resolution then pass it on to us -- we’ll make sure Housing Minister Rich Coleman gets it. Don’t be shy -- join with us, Metro Vancouver and the rest of the un-crunch bunch!