Green Party of New Brunswick Policy Proposal: Affordable Housing (items in GREEN exist in current policy)
Affordable, efficient Housing for everyone is a central element of self-reliant, sustainable communities. A Green government would:
- Support a systems approach to addressing homelessness by providing homeless people with housing quickly and then providing other services as needed and, in collaboration with all levels of government and non-profit and private sector partners, implement a provincial strategy to ensure secure, adequate, accessible and affordable housing for all.
- Carry out the ecological construction of new social housing units and increase the number of portable rent subsidies, ensuring that a fair number of these meet accessibility standards for persons with disabilities.
- Facilitate the establishment of community land trusts using municipal and other public lands, donated lands, or lands purchased for purpose of establishing land trusts, making it available for affordable housing; and
- Develop a comprehensive public housing program that includes cooperative and nonprofit community housing aligned with LEED housing standards/certification. Remove regulatory and jurisdictional barriers, both provincially and municipally, to the development of affordable housing.