Victoria, BC– The Capital Regional District (CRD) Hospitals and Housing Committee (H&HC) has approved the recommended candidates for membership in both the newly formed Regional Housing Advisory Committee (RHAC) and Tenant Advisory Committee (TAC). The H&HC also approved increasing the number of municipal and electoral area representatives for the RHAC.
The RHAC evolved from the Housing Action team, as part of the revised Regional Housing Affordability Strategy to facilitate engagement on issues concerning housing development and affordability in the region. Staff facilitated a transparent recruitment process, selecting candidates through recommendations from municipalities, housing industry organizations as well as applications from non-profit and community agencies. Due to a robust response from local governments and the desire for distributed representation, the H&HC amended the Terms of Reference to increase municipal and Electoral Area representation on the RHAC from three to six, for a total of 15 members.
The TAC was formed to promote effective communication, engagement and collaboration between the Capital Region Housing Corporation (CRHC) and its tenants. The TAC is comprised of the Chair of the Hospital and Housing Committee and up to eight CRHC tenant representatives in good standing. Eight members have been selected, representing a cross section of buildings across the region. Membership is reviewed for approval each year at an H&HC meeting.
These two Advisory Committees will help the CRD and its partners stay in tune with issues and opportunities to address housing development and affordability issues as well as be more responsive to tenant needs within the housing that it operates through the CRHC.
Proud to be recognized as one of BC’s Top Employers and Canada’s Greenest Employers, the CRD delivers regional, sub-regional and local services to 13 municipalities and three electoral areas on southern Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. Governed by a 24-member Board of Directors, the CRD works collaboratively with First Nations and all levels of government to enable sustainable growth, foster community well-being, and develop cost-effective infrastructure while continuing to provide core services to residents throughout the region. Visit us online at www.crd.bc.ca.
The CRHC is a wholly-owned, non-profit corporation of the Capital Regional District, developing and managing affordable housing for low income families, seniors and persons living with disabilities across the region. The CRHC has over 1,400 units in 46 buildings and townhouse communities in seven municipalities. The CRHC receives no operating subsidy from regional taxpayers: 75% of funding is generated from tenant revenue and 25% from federal and provincial operating agreements.
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