Olga Ilich to co-chair Vancouver housing affordability study

Former Richmond Centre MLA Olga Ilich will co-chair Vancouver mayor
Former Richmond Centre MLA Olga Ilich will co-chair Vancouver mayor's task force on housing affordability.
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Former Richmond Centre MLA Olga Ilich was named co-chair of Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson's task force on housing affordability on Monday.

Ilich brings many years of real estate development experience to the task force, which has a mandate to examine the causes of unaffordable housing in Vancouver, review city land assets for opportunities for new affordable housing, and examine financial models in other cities to promote affordable housing.

"I'm very pleased that Ms. Ilich will be co-chairing this task force," Robertson said in a press release. "She brings a wealth of experience in real estate development and construction, having served as president of Suncor Development, executive (vice president) of Progressive Construction, and president of the Urban Development Institute, among others."

Vancouver's task force will comprise members with expertise in the areas of finance, real estate, market development, architecture and design, academia, federal and provincial policy, non-market housing development, and land-use planning.

The task force's interim report is expected by March 12, 2012, with the final report due by the end of next June.

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