The independent Affordable Housing Review Panel brings ten industry experts to lend expertise and vision for Province’s affordable housing.
Seniors and Housing Minister Josephine Pon has appointed Jerry Naqvi, Cameron Corporation’s Chairman and Founder, to the newly formed independent Affordable Housing Review Panel along with nine other industry experts.
“On behalf of Cameron Corporation, I am proud to be selected by Minister Pon to be part of the Affordable Housing Review Panel.” Says Jerry Naqvi, Founder and Chairman of Cameron Corporation. “From our perspective as an immigrant family and an Edmonton-based developer for 40 years, we understand the need to build a community everyone can enjoy, and one in which we all feel accepted. I look forward to working hard alongside my fellow panel members and partner organizations to continue making Alberta accessible for all.”
The panel will conduct a review to provide recommendations on the province’s affordable housing plan, identifying ways to make affordable housing better serve Albertans and make more efficient use of tax dollars.
“Our government knows Alberta’s affordable housing system must be financially sustainable and able to address growing demand.” Says Josephine Pon, Minister of Seniors and Housing. “This review is the foundational piece of our housing transformation work. I thank the panel members for agreeing to spend their valuable time and effort to make housing more affordable and accessible. Their recommendations will help inform a new vision for affordable housing in Alberta.”
The panel members, including Mr. Naqvi, will lend their industry expertise to consider the role the Government of Alberta plays in affordable housing, gaps in the current affordable housing system, innovative approaches that will enable government and it’s partners to meet increasing demand for affordable housing, and simplifying or easing regulatory structures that create costs and red tape for housing providers.