|2004 HOUSING SERIES WORKSHOP # 3
Holiday Inn Metrotown, Burnaby
May 12th May 13th, 2004
$495.00 when payment is received on or before April 28th, 2004
$595.00 when payment is received after April 28th, 2004
$295.00 Elders (over 65) and Students (must provide student ID)when payment is received on or before April 28th, 2004
The Social Housing Program has changed over the past 5 years. The old program left a legacy failure and arrears in many communities; so much so that many First Nations will not consider Social Housing as one of the housing options. Social Housing was once considered rent to own, now many communities use it strictly as a rental program.
The new Social Housing Program can be a way to provide low income individuals with quality housing at an affordable cost. The new program provides a significant lifetime operating subsidy, in the order of $600,000 per project. Some of the problems of the old program, such as income testing and rent geared to income, are not in the new program.
The Social Housing Workshop will go completely through the Social Housing Program: from CMHC to Indian Affairs; from application through to construction; from project completion through to portfolio management. It will show participants how to maximize project funding and how to set up the project to enhance operational success. You can create surpluses, and you can keep them under the new program! The workshop will also review the operations of both old and new programs and discuss strategies to harmonize program operations.