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Housing Vancouver Strategy

Our city needs to change and adapt if we are to continue to be a great place in which to live and work. As Vancouver grows, new housing should respond to our incomes, families, and lifestyles.

From our most vulnerable residents and seniors to young people and growing families, everyone who wants to live in Vancouver should have access to housing that is adequate and affordable.

We are resetting our approach to focus on creating the right types of homes to meet the needs and incomes of the people who live and work in Vancouver. 

How we are shaping the strategy

In 2016, we did extensive research, and spoke with local stakeholders and leaders, international housing experts, and the public to better understand the pressures on the current housing market and the issues local residents face.

This helped identify ways to better target housing affordability for our growing population.

From our research and analysis, these are the priorities we identified and the ideas we are exploring as part of the new Housing Vancouver strategy.

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Our priorities

Prevent, support, and increase pathways out of homelessness

Supporting the communuity


How our strategy has evolved

Housing Reset Engagement Summary (2.14 MB)

Throughout 2016, we did intensive public engagement, research, and analysis to develop new ways to address housing affordability.

Council report

We have identified ways to both sharpen and increase our actions to better target housing affordability.

A Time for Ideas (22.36 KB)

Creative advisory group recommendations for new housing forms and innovative design.

Accelerating Non-Profit / City Partnerships (377.68 KB)

Creative advisory group recommendations to strengthen partnerships between the City and the non-profit housing sector.

Strategy background

The Housing and Homelessness Strategy, 2012-2021 laid out the overall direction for housing over 10 years.

Project timeline

Here is our process and anticipated milestones.

  • Fall 2016

    Stakeholder consultation: identify beneficial housing practices

  • March 2017

    City Council adopts Housing emerging directions

  • We are here
  • Spring 2017

    Round 1 consultation: determine residents' priorities

  • Summer 2017

    Report public feedback to City Council

  • Summer –
    fall 2017

    Round 2 consultation: discuss proposed strategy

  • Fall –
    winter 2017

    Present final strategy to City Council

Strategy backgroundHousing Reset Engagement SummaryCouncil reportA Time for IdeasAccelerating Non-Profit / City Partnerships