What’s New?

New Release from Carlos Teixeira

We are thrilled to announce the release of PHRN Steering Committee Member Carlos Teixeira’s new book, “The Housing and Economic Experiences of Immigrants in U.S. and Canadian Cities,” with Wei Li of Arizona State University.

From University of Toronto Press:

“Since the 1960s, new and more diverse waves of immigrants have changed the demographic composition and the landscapes of North American cities and their suburbs. The Housing and Economic Experiences of Immigrants in U.S. and Canadian Cities is a collection of essays examining how recent immigrants have fared in getting access to jobs and housing in urban centres across the continent.

Using a variety of methodologies, contributors from both countries present original research on a range of issues connected to housing and economic experiences. They offer both a broad overview and a series of detailed case studies that highlight the experiences of particular communities. This volume demonstrates that, while the United States and Canada have much in common when it comes to urban development, there are important structural and historical differences between the immigrant experiences in these two countries.”

Find out more here!

Call for Abstracts: 2015 Symposium on Housing Research in BC

The PHRN research symposium will be embedded in the BC Non-Profit Housing Conference, November 22 – 25, 2015, at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel (7551 Westminster Hwy, Richmond BC). The Conference is organized by the BC Non-Profit Housing Association and is the major education and networking event of the year for the non-profit housing sector in BC. For more information about the conference 2015, please visit bcnpha.ca.

We are seeking housing research and examples of promising practices from community-based practitioners, academics (including students), and government researchers from across housing sectors (i.e., policy, technical, cultural, health, social services, political, economic, social) who will help draw the connections between research and practice in creating affordable housing.

Please learn more about this opportunity through our 2015 Call for Abstracts below:

PHRN 2015 Call for Abstracts

The Future of Public Housing Project

The Future of Public Housing Project invites you to mark your calendars and join us for:

Housing For All: a series of events on the future of public housing
May 20-23, 2015
Vancouver, BC
All events are free and open to the public

Opening and Reception | Wednesday May 20
7:15pm-9:30pm
Interurban Art Gallery, 1 East Hastings
Keynote Address and Panel Discussion: “Just Public Housing?”
Featuring Peter Marcuse
RSVP Here

Join us for an evening of art and dialogue, including a keynote talk, panel presentation,  exhibition viewing and reception. “Just Public Housing?”, the keynote talk, will be delivered by Peter Marcuse, Professor Emeritus of Urban Planning, Columbia University, New York City. A panel of housing researchers and community organizations will respond.  This evening is co-sponsored by the Housing Justice Project as part of Housing for All: a Series of Events on the Future of Public Housing. Doors will open at 6:30pm, with opening remarks at 7:15pm. Reception to follow.

Multimedia Art Exhibition | Thursday May 21 to Saturday May 23
1:00pm-5:00pm daily
Interurban Art Gallery, 1 East Hastings

The multimedia exhibition will engage visitors in dialogue about public housing, its uses and citizen involvement, past, present and future.

Academic Workshop | May 21-May 23
UBC Choi Centre

This event is for invited researchers, students and a limited number of community members. If you would like to attend, please contact Prajna Rao at i.prajna@gmail.com.

Community Dialogue | Friday May 22
1:00-5:00pm
Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, Room 2555
SFU Woodwards Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings
RSVP Here

Be part of a dialogue that brings together a vibrant mix of people active in publicly-assisted housing (public, social and co-op housing) in the Lower Mainland, including public housing tenants, researchers, housing providers, government housing staff and activists. Participants will discuss key challenges and opportunities in the housing sector, and ways in which we can collectively shape the future of housing in the region. Doors open and registration begins at 12:30pm. Light refreshments will be provided.

If you would like to participate in the Community Dialogue, please contact Kristin Patten at kristin.patten@gmail.com.

We hope to see you! Contact futureofpublichousing@gmail.com if you have questions.
As we finalize the program, more details will be shared at: www.futureofpublichousing.ca.

BCNPHA Conference 2015

BCNPHA has hosted the largest non-profit housing conference in Western Canada for over 20 years. Each year they develop a program that meets the educational needs and interests of their membership and affordable housing stakeholders. They also deliver key policy sessions and host dialogues on the future of affordable housing in BC.

The BCNPHA conference draws delegates from a number of sectors, including non-profit, government, academia and the private sector. Their educational sessions serve two core purposes: (1) to deliver education to social housing providers; and (2) to facilitate engaging, thought-provoking, dialogue on emerging issues in affordable housing.

In order to deliver high-quality sessions that meet the needs of our diverse audience, BCNPHA is inviting interested participants to submit proposals for sessions.

BCNPHA invites you to be an active participant in ensuring that the non-profit housing sector in BC has the right tools and resources to deliver high-quality, affordable housing to British Columbians.

More Information: here