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Welcome fellow islanders
It is a great honour to serve the citizens of Saanich North and the Islands as your MLA at the British Columbia Legislature. I look forward to hearing from you about your issues and concerns and working with you to strengthen our communities and build a better BC for everyone. On this website you’ll be able to learn about issues we’ve been working on, find links to provincial and local resources, and check out our calendar of upcoming events.
In response to community concerns, Saanich North and the Islands MLA Gary Holman organized a workshop on affordable housing back in 2014. “I didn’t feel that the discussions about affordable housing on the Peninsula were considering all of the needs or based on adequate data,” said Holman. Attending the workshop were representatives from the Capital Regional District (CRD), BC Housing, Canada Mortgage & Housing Corporation (CMHC) and various non-profit housing providers and advocates as well as local municipal representatives. Out of that workshop came a call for an affordable housing needs assessment. The assessment was to consider needs for all incomes across the housing continuum, with a particular focus on households with lower or more modest incomes.
The Affordable Housing Needs Assessment was undertaken by the Greater Victoria Social Planning Council and is an attempt to clearly articulate the crucial need for affordable housing here on the peninsula.