Dan Fitzpatrick: THIA President Elect:Panelist On Tiny Houses
Written By Janet Thome
Dan has returned from the BC Affordable Housing Conference in Vancouver on Nov. 17th to the 19th and he gives us an update. ” I just returned from Vancouver, BC where I was a panelist on tiny houses for their annual BC Affordable Housing Conference”
”Our presentation was on the barriers in provincial and local building and zoning codes to tiny houses and more particularly, movable tiny houses. My role was to talk about strides state and local governments have made in accommodating tiny house living in the US.”
”This involved particular focus on Appendix Q and local ordinances like passed in Fresno and pending in Los Angeles.” ” It was heartening to see that our USA efforts have paid off, in that Canada is where we were three (3) years ago.”
” The presentation was well received and hopefully will assist in them in updating their building codes to be tiny friendly. ”
”This conference is Canada’s largest affordable housing conference, bringing together nonprofits, housing suppliers and providers, developers, builders, designers, planners, and local/provincial government officials.”
” I met a number of tiny home builders — several have now joined THIA and/or ATHA. ”
About The BC Affordable Housing Summit
The three day event in Vancouver was 3 days of learning, networking and celebrating the successes of the housing sector. There were over 120 education sessions, over 50 trade show exhibits, key note speakers, social events and more.
The 2019 Affordable Housing Champion Award
BCNPHA’s Affordable Housing Champion award recognizes an individual or organization that has made a transformative contribution to affordable housing. The 2019 recipient is Mayor Lisa Helps, City of Victoria
Dan Fitzpatrick Has Been On The Forefront Of Progress For The Tiny Home Industry
We cannot thank Dan enough for the progress he has made opening doors in jurisdictions and Making Tiny Possible!