News 2015

Research Study on Universal Design Features in Residential Buildings

The Homeowner Protection Office (HPO), a branch of BC Housing, has partnered with the SAFERhome Standards Society to conduct a research study on the costs and benefits of incorporating universal design features in residential buildings. Homes built to SAFERhome standards can easily adapt to changing lifestyle needs to accommodate accessibility modifications over time.

“Universal design is about everyone. It’s a way of keeping children safer, a way of more easily having grandparents live or visit at home, and a way to age in place with dignity. Universal design creates more inclusive communities and supports inter-generational living,” said Patrick Simpson, past Executive Director, SAFERhome Standards Society.


Announcement – New Pilot Project for BC Residential Developers

These great community people came out to help with the announcement of the new pilot project for BC residental developers that supports the building of Universal Design Housing. BC Gov News – New incentive project supports universal design housing

hpo_announcement_oct_2012left to right: Mayor Brodie of Richmond, Anne McMullin President & CEO of UDI, Hon. Minister Yap, Al Hogarth Chairman of SAFERhome Board, Rob Howard MLA of Richmond.