If you support the legitimization of Tiny Homes in BC, here is a chance to make your voice heard!
The 2020 Convention of The Union of BC Municipalities is happening September 22-24 and the District of Squamish has submitted resolution NR71 calling on the UBCM to ask the province to add Tiny Homes to the BC Building Code. Thereby legitimizing them, and allowing them to be added to municipality’s toolkits in facing the housing shortages and affordability issues we all face.
I have attached a draft letter below that can be copied, signed and sent to Mayor and Council asking them to support the resolution, should you feel so inclined.
Tell your friends and family, and lets make our local voice heard at the provincial level!
This is a great opportunity to act collectively and fast track the development of BC Building Code additions and Municipal bylaws allowing Tiny Homes in our communities.
Thank you and take care,
Earthwright Shelter Company Inc.
Dear Mayor and Council,
The need for quality and affordable housing in Revelstoke has never been more apparent than in recent years. The many benefits of developing as a Resort Municipality, has also brought significant challenges, and we are now faced with developing innovative and timely local solutions.
Tiny Homes (under 500ft2) meant for full-time living, are one viable solution. As infill on single-family detached lots, as laneway homes, and as small single-family detached homes, they represent an affordable means of increasing housing stock. Communities across North America have successfully deployed legislation to include Tiny Homes as a legitimate means of development for their residents, with beneficial results.
In light of this, John French, Councillor for the District of Squamish, has submitted Resolution NR71 to the UBCM Convention 2020. It can be found on Page 148 of the 2020 UBCM Resolutions Book. The Resolution calls on the UBCM to ask the province to add Tiny Homes to the BC Building Code, legitimizing them, and allowing them to be added to municipality’s toolkits in facing the housing shortages and affordability issues they all face.
I would ask Council to support Resolution NR71, and attending Councillors to vote YES to the Resolution at the 2020 UBCM Convention, September 22-24.