Where Do Housing Costs Come From? A Developer's Inside Peek

November 28, 2013 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Many families across the province struggle to find housing they can afford. At the same time, employers face challenges attracting employees when housing costs are high. This webinar series explores the affordability challenge in BC and shares ideas to consider in your own community.

In this webinar, you will get the inside scoop from developers on what contributes to the cost of building affordable housing. Walk through through a pro forma—a guide to calculating the costs of a development—to see how different elements make or break a project. And hear from a local government about the challenges they too, face in getting affordable housing off the ground.

This is the second in a three-part webinar series focused on the affordable market housing in British Columbia, sponsored by Rural BC (BC Housing, British Columbia Real Estate Foundation), Canadian Homebuilders’ Association, Union of BC Municipalities,  and the Urban Development Institute.