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Melissa De Genova calls on Kennedy Stewart to reveal his record on affordable housing

October 2, 2018 (Vancouver, B.C.) – NPA Councillor Melissa De Genova is calling on Kennedy Stewart to set the record straight on any affordable housing he has delivered. De Genova’s questions stem from statements made by Stewart at an All-Candidates meeting where Stewart claimed the NPA had no plan for affordable housing in Vancouver.

In response, the NPA has released a series of radio and online ads examining Stewart’s record.

“If Mr. Stewart hasn’t consistently fought for affordable housing and shelters for Burnaby residents, how can Vancouver voters trust him to deliver on his promises for affordable housing in our city,” she asked, while pointing out that it is the Federal government’s responsibility to fund non-market housing and for members of Parliament to fight for and secure that funding.

As an NPA City Councillor, De Genova has secured unanimous support from her Council colleagues for several affordable housing motions, including a motion for affordable homeownership. At the last Council meeting of 2018, Council unanimously voted to support De Genova’s recommendations for affordable housing as contained in a staff policy report that will come to the newly-elected City Council in January 2019.

“I am pleased to stand with Ken Sim and the NPA team and to be able to bring my experience to the NPA’s plan to deliver affordable housing for families and seniors in need,” said De Genova. “We have a solid and realistic housing plan and I invite Mr. Stewart and others to read it; it’s on our NPA website.”

De Genova says she hopes Stewart will respond soon to her questions and that she welcomes a public conversation on their respective records on housing.

View and listen to the ads at the following links:

Radio: Homeless shelters https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMT7lkc5guI&feature=youtu.be
Radio: Moving to Vancouver https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbQb2YMDYq4&feature=youtu.be
Video: Demovictions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fKoO1Y5Kas

The NPA’s Housing Plan is available here: https://npavancouver.ca/housing-plan/

Melissa De Genova is the first millennial ever elected to Vancouver City Council and previously served on the Vancouver Park Board. She is seeking her second term on Council and is one of only three incumbent City Councillors seeking re-election. See more at: https://npavancouver.ca/melissa-de-genova/