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In response to the housing crisis, we are resetting our Housing and Homelessness Strategy to better meet your needs

Vancouver is a vibrant city full of diverse, connected communities. Today, however, our neighborhoods are at risk.

As housing in Vancouver is increasingly unaffordable for our residents, we are taking bold strides forward with new initiatives to serve the needs of our residents – now and into the future 

We are dedicated to ensuring every person who wants to call Vancouver home has access to the housing they need. 

Housing Vancouver Strategy

Housing Vancouver will be our new 10-year strategy to improve housing affordability.

Our new strategy will create the right types of homes to meet the needs of the people who live and work in Vancouver. 


Help shape the new housing strategy

Take one of our online questionnaires until June 23, 2017.

Vancouver residents

Help us understand what keeps you in Vancouver so we can improve our efforts to create the right type of housing.

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Residents outside Vancouver

If you used to live in Vancouver or you commute into the city for work or school, help us understand what prevents you from living in Vancouver and what the city needs for you to live here.  

Take the questionnaire

View the information boards on our strategy  (1.9 MB)

Our new priorities

Housing Vancouver Strategy

Our new strategy will address housing affordability over the next 10 years. Learn more and get involved.

News about housing

Cambie Corridor aerial view

City unveils future of housing, delivering 11,500 new homes in Cambie Corridor

June 12 2017 - Cambie Corridor Plan first in a series of moves to deliver the 'right supply' of housing, including townhomes, row houses, and rental housing near transit

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Affordable housing the largest recipient of public benefit contributions in 2016

June 8 2017 - ​Next week City staff will present to Council the annual reports on contributions from development.

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City invites public to join the big conversation to help shape new housing strategy

May 26 2017 - We launched our public consultation process to collect feedback about the proposed priorities and actions to address the housing affordability crisis.

Addressing homelessness

Our next steps to address homelessness, help SRO tenants

April 11 2017 - We have increased our response to address homelessness in the past year, and will take even further action throughout 2017 as high housing costs, near-zero rental vacancy, and frozen welfare rates continue to impact residents.


Housing programs and resources

Find rental properties with health or safety issues

Look up residential rental buildings in Vancouver with health, safety, maintenance, tidiness, and other issues. The database lists buildings with issues that are unresolved or were resolved in the last 12 months.

Homelessness and low-income resources

Find shelters, financial aid, low-cost meals and recreation, and community centres that serve low-income residents.

Social- and market rental housing

Resources for tenants and developers of social housing, co-op housing, and market rental housing.

Supportive housing

Learn about supportive housing to help people who are homeless or at-risk to lead stable, independent, and connected lives.

Vancouver Affordable Housing Agency

Uses City- and partner-owned land for new housing projects with more types of home options and greater affordability than the private market.

Mayor's Task Force on Housing Affordability

The Task Force recommended bold and practical ways to improve housing affordability for low- to moderate-income households.

Related policies

Housing options for families

The Housing Mix Policy for Rezoning Projects is another step towards increasing the supply of family homes.

Rental standards database

About our initiative to create an online database of rental buildings and their compliance with health and safety bylaws.

Winter Response Shelter Strategy

The City is working with the Province to provide cold-weather shelter, and connect homeless people to community resources.

Sign up for updates

Sign up for information on upcoming public events and activities that will help shape the new strategy to address affordable housing in Vancouver.

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