|2004 HOUSING SERIES WORKSHOP # 4
Holiday Inn Metrotown, Burnaby
June 9th June 10th, 2004
$495.00 when payment is received on or before May 26th, 2004
$595.00 when payment is received after May 26th, 2004
$295.00 Elders (over 65) and Students (must provide student ID) when payment is received on or before May 26th, 2004
Its just as important to maintain existing housing assets through renovations, as it is to build new houses. Renovations cost less than replacement houses; they dont require a new serviced lot; and people can stay in the family home. Some renovations are carried out to extend the life span of a home. Others are done to enhance accessibility for Elders and the handicapped. Still other renovations are done as a matter of health and safety.
The Housing Renovations Workshop has been designed to help participants develop strategies to deal with the renovation and rehabilitation of existing housing units within their community. The different renovation programs from Indian Affairs and CMHC will be reviewed in detail. Mold renovations will be discussed from the First Nation, Health Canada and remediators perspective. Renovations can be tricky hidden costs are the rule, not the exception. Proper project costing and inspections can reduce much of the guess work. Renovation projects require different skills than those for building a new house. How to do the work cost-effectively will be reviewed. Workshop participants will return to their communities armed with renovation strategies that will enable them to expand their renovation program.