A Housing Manifesto — VANCOUVER | Social Housing & Tenant Organizing
Online discussion on affordable housing in Vancouver. The Austrian architect Gabu Heindl was joined by sociologist Marika Albert from the BC Non-Profit Housing Association and community organizer Wendy Pedersen from the Downtown Eastside SRO Collaborative. The discussion was an accompanying programme to the exhibition Gabu Heindl: Urban Conflicts – A Housing Manifesto. The event will take place online on Wednesday 23 February at 19:00 CET, in English.
MARIKA ALBERT: BC NON-PROFIT HOUSING ASSOCIATION
BC Non-Profit Housing Association (BCNPHA) provides leadership and support to members in the social housing sector throughout British Columbia (BC). Their role is to strengthen BC’s non-profit housing sector through advocacy, education and support. Among other things, they provide high-quality professional development opportunities to their members and organize industry-leading events that foster collaboration across the community housing sector. As a data-driven organization, they also publish leading research that drives strategic solutions to the affordable housing and homelessness crisis affecting communities across BC.
Marika Albert is the Policy Director at BCNPHA, where she leads research and advocacy efforts such as the Canadian Rental Housing Index and the organization’s professional development and education programs. She tackles large-scale issues affecting the sector and advocates for tangible solutions through legislative, policy, and funding changes. In 2018 she was recognized with an Honorary Citizen Award from the City of Victoria for her work on housing and homelessness research.