The Community Housing Strategy Committee has released the draft Town of Banff Housing Strategy and is now looking for public feedback on its vision and recommendations.
The document has been in development since March 2013, when the committee was established by the town to create a strategy with recommendations for the future of housing in Banff.
The committee has presented a number of actions for both the short term and long term to address housing issues currently facing the community. Its scope takes into account rentals, partnerships, regulations and policy, public education as well as accountability and monitoring in the future.
“This draft strategy is the result of a lot of hard work by all committee members. The committee includes representatives from many sectors of Banff and the Bow Valley. We listened to experts from across western Canada, solicited feedback from community members, and we have presented the actions that we feel would be practical and would have a positive impact on the future of housing in Banff. We've tried hard to make the document concise and easily readable,” said committee chair Leslie Taylor.
The committee is now looking for public feedback on each section of the draft document, and that feedback will be taken into account by town council when they review the document in late October.
The draft Housing Strategy will be available for feedback until September 21. Download a PDF copy of the document and access the survey from http://banff.ca/housing.
Chair, Community Housing Strategy Committee