This is a page from the 2020 British Columbia general election.
- Build 2,200 more units of supportive housing.
- Provide rent supplements for residents of supportive housing who are ready to move on to independent living.
Invest in getting homeless British Columbians a home and connecting them with the health and social service supports they need.
- Continue work to provide 114,000 new, affordable housing units.
- Provide remaining portion of 1,750 new homes for Indigenous people on- and off-reserve.
- Provide more low-interest loans and expand the Housing Hub.
- Establish an incentive fund for municipalities with policies that increase the construction and supply of new housing.
- Implement tax and permitting changes to boost housing supply.
- Review current property tax structure to incent affordable housing and prevent speculation.
- Accelerate investments to affordable, supportive, and social housing.
- Extend leases for extant co-ops and create a land bank for new co-ops.
- Establish a capital fund to support the acquisition and maintenance rental housing by nonprofits.
- Close the bare trust loophole.
- Change the real-estate speculation tax to a condo-flipping capital gains tax.
- Implement higher property-taxes for non-residents of Canada.
Change the speculation tax to include more foreign owners and satellite families.
- Freeze rents to the end of 2021 and capping increases after that.
- Provide a renter's rebate of $400/year for households earning up to $80,000 annually that are not already receiving other rental support.
Implement a short-term commercial-rent relief plan that flows relief directly to tenants and supports small businesses unable to access current relief programmes.
Introduce a rental supplement to close the cap between affordable rent and what renters actually pay and introduce means-tested grant that applies to low and moderate income earners who are paying more than 30% of their income in rent.
- Control the rising cost of strata insurance.
- If rates have not corrected by the end of 2021, we will develop a public strata insurance option, similar to Saskatchewan.
- Encouraging and facilitate self-insurance models for stratas.
- Eliminate the practice of "best-terms" pricing.
- Reducing statutorily-required insurance for strata properties from full replacement value to a level in line with actual claims cost history.
Convene a taskforce, including insurance brokers, insurers, and strata owners, to deal with the rising cost of strata insurance and develop solutions as soon as the BC Financial Services Authority finishes their investigation.