There is a joint effort by municipalities, the province, and the federal government to increase the affordability of British Columbia. The BCHA sees two major issues related to affordability that impact its members’ businesses – Housing and Transportation.
The BCHA supports the government’s efforts to make life more affordable for British Columbians by investing in affordable housing options and increased transportation systems.
The issue of affordability for the staff of hoteliers and local businesses is no longer just a passive concern, and the BCHA is working hard to demonstrate these growing problems to the government.
Working closely with other partners & industry associations, the BCHA is actively pursuing solutions, and invites input and suggestions from members. BCHA will present a report detailing all municipalities in the province and the impact on short term rentals pre pandemic to 2022 and the opportunity for best policy implementation with a goal of having the results of the research presented at UBCM. BCHA will in addition, work with BC Housing and Municipal Affairs so we are aligned with best practise and enforcement while at the same time, working on a framework to protect and grow the number of long term rental accommodations for long term community livability plans.