The Grandview Woodland Area Council (GWAC) will be hosting a public forum on renting in Grandview Woodland on June 6th, 2016. Soon, the City of Vancouver will release the new neighbourhood plan. GWAC believes this plan will encourage greater development and gentrification in the Grandview Woodland area, and will likely put more pressure on renters. This forum will address the issue of preserving rental stock at truly affordable rates.
June 6, 2016, starting at 7 pm
Canucks Family Education Centre
(just off Grandview Park, at 1655 William St, above Eastside Family Place)
It will feature three speakers who have been working against renter displacement and for affordable housing in three neighbourhoods in Vancouver:
- Jillian Skeet of Marine Gardens in Marpole
- Maria Wallstam of the Carnegie Community Action Project
- Shawn Preus, resident of Grandview and member of the co-op housing federation and of non-profit housing boards in the neighbourhood.
The meeting will also include about an hour of public discussion about how people might work together in Grandview Woodland to make secure and stable rental homes a reality. Though the focus is one neighbourhood, the contents will be relevant citywide.