Little Mountain and the future of social housing in B.C.

BC Business quoted Penny Gurstein, director of UBC’s School of Community and Regional Planning, for a story on social housing.

Gurstein said the senior levels of government may be unwilling to focus on affordable housing due to politics rather than policy.

“It is very short sighted of governments to try to solve budgetary problems and download housing delivery totally to the private sector,” she said. “It appears to be an ideological decision rather than a long-range policy decision, which is needed to address housing.”