Delta’s housing situation demands A Conversation for Change

Delta Housing Be Mine Society in collaboration with Cedar Park Church invites community members to Reimagine Housing in Delta: A Conversation for Change.

The event is being held on Saturday, Sept. 14 from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at Cedar Park Church in Ladner.

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“The time for this conversation is overdue,” says society president Shirley-Ann Reid.

“Concerned aging parents are asking: What will happen to our adult children with intellectual disabilities when we are no longer able to provide housing for them? We are excited to engage the community to come to the table and explore innovative housing solutions for all. It takes a whole village to build a vibrant community.”

Lee Kosa, lead pastor at Cedar Park Church, agrees.

“The housing affordability crisis, social isolation and Delta's homogenous housing supply call us to reimagine our ideas of ‘home’ and what it means to truly flourish as a community. We are thrilled to advance the exciting and growing dialogue around meeting the diverse needs of Delta residents in ways that benefit everyone,” says Kosa.

The event will bring together guest speakers from Community Living BC, City of Delta and Delta Housing Be Mine Society. The Conversation for Change is open to all members of the community, including homeowners, contractors, concerned residents and parents of adults with intellectual disabilities.

Registration is required as seating is limited. Register at deltahbms.com/events.

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