Finances

We at Abundant Housing Vancouver get a fair number of questions about our finances. Here's the short answer to most questions: we are a self-funded organization on a small budget, and we do not accept funding from real estate organizations.

Organization

Abundant Housing Vancouver was initially formed in June 2016, after a handful of engaged Vancouverites met when supporting new rental apartments before council.

In March 2017 we made it a little more official, and registered as a nonprofit society – the Abundant Housing Vancouver Association. You can learn more about our membership here.

Finances

Directors of AHV have made personal contributions to AHV totalling $10,814.92 between June 2016 and December 2018. We started accepting external donations on the website in March 2018, and individuals have contributed $290 to date.

Only about half of that money has been spent; our bank account currently holds $5150 for a rainy day. We have been running a successful advocacy organization on less than $2500/year. This is proof that you don't need a lot of money to make change happen – all you need is a small group of dedicated and engaged people.

What do you spend the money on?

Our expenses tend to be pretty mundane: website hosting, printed materials, venues for events, and, of course, pizza for meetings. To give one example, our most recent NationBuilder bill came to $717.56 for 1 year of service.

Someday we'd love to pay an organizer (either full-time or part-time), but that would require a much larger budget. If you can help make that happen, please donate or get in touch!

Reilly Wood (Director, Abundant Housing Vancouver)




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