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About VAHA

VAHA's mission is to create and implement innovative solutions for affordable housing. Our vision is for all Vancouver residents to have access to affordable, safe and quality homes.

Building on City-owned land, VAHA liaises with investment, development, and community partners to create below-market housing options. Using innovative building techniques and unique partnerships, VAHA is focused on building high quality rental housing for individuals and families on moderate incomes across Vancouver.

Our mandate is to deliver 2,500 new affordable homes by 2021. Currently, VAHA has 2,288 units under development, which excludes 600 modular units scheduled to complete in 2018.

VAHA aims to:

• Be a competent, accountable, and trusted agency that
delivers quality affordable housing in the fastest and most economical way possible;

• Deliver 2,500 or more housing units by 2021;

• Form trusted relationships with a variety of housing partners
to create affordable housing in Vancouver; and

• Develop housing types that are most in need, but are not
delivered by the private market.

At City Hall we’ll keep pursuing all options and tools available to build more affordable rental housing"

– Mayor Gregor Robertson

Our Values

Integrity

VAHA commits to developing quality affordable housing through transparent collaboration.

Collaboration

VAHA liaises with investment, development, and community partners to create affordable housing.

Creativity

VAHA promotes technology and innovation in design, construction, investment, and management of housing through the partnerships we make.

Team

Luke Harrison

Director and Chief Executive Officer

Dave Williams

Project Director

Kenny Gilbertson

Development Manager

Melinda Chan

Development Manager

Dean Razack

Project Manager

Mark Simpson

Project Manager

Roanna Chui

Project Manager

Oversight Committee

Sadhu Johnston (Chair)

City Manager, City of Vancouver (COV)

Bill Aujla

General Manager of Real Estate and Facilities Management, COV

Patrice Impey

General Manager of Finance, Risk, and Supply Chain, COV

Kaye Krishna

General Manager of Development, Buildings, and Licensing, COV

Gill Kelly

General Manager of Planning, Urban Design and Sustainability, COV

Luke Harrison

Director and Chief Executive Officer, VAHA