On Friday, January 22nd, Mamele’awt Qweesome & To’o Housing Society hosted a Regional Housing Summit at the Coast Hotel and Conference Centre in Langley. The purpose of this housing summit was to share our vision for a new Urban Village. Designed as a mixed-use facility (residential, commercial, etc.), the Urban Village would service–predominantly though not exclusively–Aboriginal peoples and would provide full-spectrum affordability.
Recently we have been exploring several sites in communities through the Fraser Valley and opted to host this summit to introduce our concept to those in positions of influence in the communities of Langley, Abbotsford, Mission, Chilliwack, Maple Ridge, Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam, in order to receive feedback and help ascertain where this facility would be the most suitable and could do the most good.
Our Summit was successful; attendees echoed the need and showed a great deal of interest in having our Urban Village built in their communities.
To help fill you in on what what was presented, please find attached to this post an overview of our Urban Village plan, the needs in the Fraser Valley region, our women’s initiative, and information about our partners on this project M’akola Development Services and VanMar Constructors Inc.