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:
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.
Households spending 30% or more of income on housing
Sheltered and unsheltered homeless
33% of sheltered and 44% of unsheltered homeless persons counted report Aboriginal identity (2016)
Source: City of Vancouver, Homeless Count
New supportive, social, secured rental and secondary rental housing units
The Strategy has three key strategic directions:
Council is committed to ending street homelessness and increasing affordable housing choices for all residents of the city.
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.