REGINA, April 3, 2013 /CNW/ - Planning is well underway for Mayor Fougere's Housing Summit scheduled in Regina on May 13 and 14. Registration is now open to all housing groups interested in participating.
"Housing is the number one issue for us as a city. It is critical that action, beginning with discussion between housing stakeholders directly involved in the funding, planning, policy decisions and construction, occur as soon as possible. This dialogue will lead to potential innovative solutions that will alleviate housing pressures," said Fougere.
"In order for Regina to continue to grow and prosper, we need to ensure citizens have access to safe and secure housing - whether it is affordable, rental or social housing," said Fougere.
While housing is primarily the responsibility of the Federal and Provincial governments, many other organizations also play an important role and so they have been invited to partner, collaborate and provide insight on innovative solutions. Invitees include the Federal and Provincial governments, municipalities, various community groups, developers and home builders.
Speakers at the Summit will offer their vast knowledge, experience, innovative ideas and fact-based analysis on a variety of housing topics.
While there is a registration fee of $275.00, representatives from registered, non-profit housing organizations, to a maximum of two participants, will be provided with free registration to ensure there is no barrier for anyone to take part.
For the agenda, more information on the Housing Summit or to register today, visit Regina.ca/MayorsHousingSummit.
SOURCE: City of Regina
For further information:
Chief of Staff