City Council's mission is to create a city of communities that cares about its people, its environment, and the opportunities to live, work, and prosper.
City staff are working with other city departments, community partners, and all levels of government, to:
Read our summary findings from the 2016 Homeless Count, actions to date on housing and shelters, and a snapshot of our next steps.
View our five years of progress on the 10-year Housing and Homelessness Strategy (2012-2021)
August 15 2016 - Learn about the four sites contributed by the City to build homes for working residents, seniors, and families with low to moderate incomes.
July 22 2016 - It is expected that Vancouver will deliver over 22% of the total housing starts in Metro Vancouver in 2016, as well as almost half of the rental housing supply in the region. Find out more.
July 20 2016 - We're studying how short-term rentals affect the availability of rental housing. Take our survey about the pros and cons of short-term rentals.
July 7 2016 - To increase housing options for Vancouver families, a report to Council next week will recommend new housing mix policies to increase the supply of family homes in new strata and rental buildings.
Annual 24-hour snapshot and analysis of people in Vancouver that are homeless on the street and in shelters
Biennial inventory and analysis of Single Room Occupancy (SRO) housing stock, including quantity, vacancy rates, and rents
Overview of the City’s housing stock, trends, market rates, tenure, demographics, and needs
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.
Find shelters, financial aid, low-cost meals and recreation, and community centres that serve low-income residents.
Learn about supportive housing to help people who are homeless or at-risk to lead stable, independent, and connected lives.
Find resources for tenants and developers of social housing, co-op housing, and market rental housing. Learn what we're doing to expand rental housing.
Council is committed to ending street homelessness by 2015, and increasing affordable housing choices for all residents of the city.
The Vancouver Affordable Housing Agency (VAHA) is working to create 2,500 new affordable homes in Vancouver by 2021.
The Task Force recommended bold and practical ways to improve housing affordability for low- to moderate-income households.