View our five years of progress on the 10-year Housing and Homelessness Strategy (2012-2021).
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:
May 25 2016 - Families and seniors in need of affordable housing will benefit from the new rental and co-op homes in Kensington and Killarney, available in 2017 and 2018.
May 11 2016 - We're halfway into our 10-year Housing and Homelessness Strategy and have invested over $600 million in affordable housing so far and created major protections for renters. Find out our focus for the next five years to face affordability challenges.
May 2 2016 - You're invited to participate in a survey on possible government actions to discourage empty homes in Vancouver.
April 21 2016 - The pilot program aims to let young families that aspire to own a home to enter the housing market for the first time, and put down roots to live and thrive in Vancouver.
Get an overview of the City’s housing stock, trends, market rates, tenure, demographics, and needs with the annual Housing Characteristics Fact Sheet.
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 and apply for social- and co-op housing. Read guidelines to develop social housing. Learn our work to expand and maintain 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.