Providing Resident Support: Incorporating lived experiences into the development process
Due to the lack of investment from the Federal and Provincial governments for affordable housing and the low number of housing cooperatives formed in the last 30 years the co-op housing model is outdated. In response to a need for affordable housing in Vancouver, BC the Community Land Trust (CLT) has recently opened two newly built housing cooperatives as well as affordable housing option with non-profit partners. This research project aims to identify an engagement framework for the development/redevelopment process of CLT projects. Specifically, CLT wants to incorporate the lived experiences and opinions of residents into their engagement strategy throughout the development/redevelopment process.