Purpose and Structure

HAVAN’s Government Relations goal is to minimize the cost of working with the 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’s Director of Government Relations Diana Dilworth and Government Relations Associate Jay Chadha work with Metro Vancouver local governments on important public policy issues, including pending and existing regulations that impact the home building industry. Non-partisan policy analysis and strategic consultation are 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.