Hope Community Church, located in Clayton Heights at 18625 Fraser Hwy. (Contributed)

Town hall on seniors housing in Cloverdale-Langley area set for next Wednesday

Panel of housing experts will discuss how national housing strategy will apply to Cloverdale-Langley

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.



editor@cloverdalereporter.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Surrey hunter fined $10,000 after shooting a bull moose and leaving it to die

The man was convicted for three Wildlife Act offences after shooting a bull moose not in season

VIDEO: Surrey-based business wants customers to ‘Eat the Dishes’

New business plans to be one of the ongoing vendors at KPU’s new winter market

Tonight’s Surrey RCMP Classic final: Cloverdale and South Surrey school teams to battle

Elsewhere, Holy Cross boys team aims to win another BC Catholics championship on home court

Surrey RCMP asks for public’s help in finding missing 14-year-old

Police say Ali Al-Shai was last seen on Jan. 16

Province to pass $1.25-million repair bill for South Surrey overpass on to ICBC

152 Street overpass was struck by overheight truck on Dec. 4, 2017

VIDEO: Students in MAGA hats mock Native American at Indigenous Peoples March

Diocese in Kentucky says it is investigating the matter, caught on video by onlookers

CONSUMER REPORT: What to buy each month in 2019 to save money

Resolve to buy all of the things you want and need, but pay less money for them

Want to avoid the speculation tax on your vacant home? Rent it out, Horgan says

Premier John Horgan and Sheila Malcolmson say speculation and vacancy tax addresses homelessness

UPDATE: B.C. woman and boy, 6, found safe, RCMP confirm

Roseanne Supernault says both she and her six-year-old nephew are fine and she has contacted police

PHOTOS: Women’s Marches take to the streets across B.C. and beyond

Women and allies marched worldwide protesting violence against women, calling for equality

VIDEO: Giants wrap southern swing with 6-4 win in Spokane

The Lower Mainland-based hockey team defeated the Chiefs Friday night.

Anxiety in Alaska as endless aftershocks rattle residents

Seismologists expect the temblors to continue for months, although the frequency has lessened

Women’s March returns across the U.S. amid shutdown and controversy

The original march in 2017, the day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, drew hundreds of thousands of people

Federal Liberals announce former B.C. MLA as new candidate in byelection

Richard Lee will face off against federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh

Most Read