We asked the Saanich mayor and council candidates to provide their thoughts and strategies on affordable housing.
Dean Murdock, council candidate:
We need to work with builders and regional partners to get a mix of housing options that are affordable for all levels of income. When families can afford to settle in our community, they invest in housing, send their kids to local schools, and buy local products and services. Our region’s future depends on affordability for families. Permitting secondary suites is another way to make housing more accessible for home-buyers and increase options for renters.