Housing Co-ops to Debate Impact of 2010 Olympics Bid on Affordable Housing

  3 June 2010

February 17, 2003
VANCOUVER – Will hosting the Olympics in 2010 help or hurt the cause of affordable housing in BC?
What will happen to the residents of SRO hotels in Vancouver’s downtown core?
Will renters face huge rent increases and eviction?
Will the Athletes Village and other Olympic initiatives create a meaningful legacy of affordable housing for Vancouver and Whistler?
These questions and others will be on the table tomorrow evening when the Co-operative Housing Federation of BC hosts a discussion forum on the 2010 Olympics Bid and what it means for affordable housing.
The debate will take place on Tuesday, February 18, 2003 at 5550 Fraser Street, Vancouver, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Doors open at 6:30pm.
Representatives from Team YES 2010, the No Games 2010 Coalition, and the Impact of the Olympics on the Community Coalition will present their views and answer questions from the floor. Co-op members will have a chance to ask questions and voice their opinions.
Members of housing co-ops and others concerned about affordable housing and homelessness have been invited to take part in this discussion forum, just four days before the February 22 Vancouver plebiscite on the 2010 Bid.
There are 260 non-profit housing co-ops in BC providing just over 14,000 affordable co-op homes to their members. CHF BC is the provincial federation representing BC housing co-ops.
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For more information, contact –
Scott Jackson
Communications Director
Tel: 604.879.5111 extension 139