Cloverdale-Langley City MP John Aldag will moderate a town hall meeting on affordable housing for seniors next Wednesday in Clayton Heights.
A panel of speakers from the Seniors Advocate of B.C., the Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation Affordable Housing Centre, BC Housing and the Metro Vancouver Regional District Housing Committee will assemble to discuss the need for affordable senior housing and how the national housing strategy will be applied to the Cloverdale-Langley area to ensure the availability of affordable housing for seniors.
The federal government released a 10-year, $40-billion national housing strategy in late November last year. The goal of the strategy is to provide Canadians across the nation affordable and accessible housing that meets their needs.
According to the Government of Canada, the strategy’s first focus will be providing this housing for Canada’s vulnerable populations, including seniors, women and children fleeing violence, Indigenous peoples, people with disabilities, veterans, people dealing with mental health and addiction issues, and young adults.
What that focus will look like as it pertains to Cloverdale-Langley area seniors will be on the table for discussion next Wednesday. All are welcome to attend, and a question and answer period will be scheduled.
The town hall meeting will take place at the Hope Community Church, located at 18625 Fraser Highway, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 21. Doors will open at 12:30 p.m.