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Healthy City Strategy goal 2: A home for everyone
Goal 2: A home for everyone

A home for everyone

Our goal: A range of affordable housing choices is available for all Vancouverites
HOMELESSNESS
Total sheltered and street homeless persons counted in the 2016 homeless count

Having a place to call home gives us a sense of security, control, belonging, identity, and privacy. There has been some progress toward affordable housing targets, though more work remains. Vancouver is less affordable than other cities, and rental vacancy rates are lower.

Considerations for this goal include:

  • Homelessness and related physical and mental health issues
  • Housing affordability
Our targets: End street homelessness, enable 2,900 new supportive housing units, and add 5,000 new social housing units

Progress we've made so far

RENTALS SINCE 2011

TOTAL: 12,193

Source: Vancouver Housing Report Card, 2015.

How we measure change

We use a number of data sources to monitor trends in the health of the city. We monitor progress toward A Home for Everyone using data from the federal census program, the annual homeless count and monitoring of new housing development projects.

2015-2018 Priority actions

Initiatives helping us reach these goals and targets

Vancouver's housing strategy

Council is committed to ending street homelessness and increasing affordable housing choices for all residents of the city.

Neighbourhood planning projects

Community plans are important road maps that provide clear but flexible frameworks to guide positive change and development in neighbourhoods

Healthy City Action Plan 2015 - 2018

See what we've got planned to help meet our goals. 

Download the plan  

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