City seeking your bold, neighbourhood proposals for housing affordability

There’s $8,000 in prize money up for grabs in Vancouver’s re:Think Housing contest, an open competition to find the boldest, freshest ideas out there to tackle the city’s crisis of housing affordability.

And like last year’s re:Connect contest to reimagine the Georgia and Dunsmuir Viaducts, contestants will be judged both by a panel of professionals and the general public through an online poll.

Mayor Gregor Robertson launched the contest late last week as part of his Affordable Housing Task Force. The task force will build on the city’s work to fight homelessness with a new focus on housing to serve the needs of people earning between $21,500 and $86,500.

Do you have big picture proposals to bring on more affordable housing for families earning in that range? Or suggestions to make our neighbourhoods more affordable? There are lots of opportunities to help the city become more affordable — and win great prizes.

Ladies and gentlemen, start your laptops! Deadline June 29.