Government Relations

HAVAN’s Government Relations goal is to minimize the cost of working with government by advocating for housing policy that is transparent, predictable and accountable.

HAVAN influences policy at municipal, provincial and federal government levels in collaboration with CHBA-BC on provincial issues, and CHBA on federal issues.

HAVAN, through its Director of Government Relations, works with Metro Vancouver local governments on important public policy issues, including pending and existing regulations which impact the home building industry. Non-partisan policy analysis and strategic consultation is provided in a collaborative approach in order to efficiently deliver to market the required supply of homes to support Metro Vancouver’s 21 municipalities. Working with HAVAN members and industry stakeholders, to build and maintain positive relations with municipal, regional and provincial governments, HAVAN is the respected voice of Metro Vancouver’s residential construction industry.

Check out some of the advancements we have been working on here.


Municipal Update


The Housing Approvals Study (HAS), the third report in this series examines the building approval process in an effort to reduce unnecessary time and costs for the delivery of an efficient supply of affordable housing across Metro Vancouver.

View the Housing Approvals Study (HAS) In-Fill Housing Report here

View the Getting to Groundbreaking (G2G) Year 2  Report here. (Focus on WoodFrame Apartments)

View the Getting To Groundbreaking (G2G) Year 1 Report here. (Focus on Townhouses)


Focused on municipal council meeting news, updates and advancements in housing solutions, read the latest GRU newsletters here. To sign up for Mark’s weekly email, click here.

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