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:
Come participate in an innovative, accessible, and interactive process with global leaders, local experts, and engaged citizens that will help us shape the priorities of our Housing and Homelessness Strategy over the next five to ten years.
We will be exploring ways to best deliver a diversity of long-term housing solutions that are resilient, future-focused, and – most of all – target the needs of people who live and work in Vancouver.
The housing crisis has produced a wealth of innovative ideas. Now we need a diversity of voices and creative partnerships to bring these ideas to fruition.
October 25 2016 - We're enforcing hosts or listings with public impacts to ensure personal safety and prevent conversion of long-term rental units to visitor accommodation.
October 24 2016 - Tour a sample modular home that will be built in early 2017 for people on low/fixed incomes, as part of Vancouver Affordable Housing Agency’s pilot project.
October 18 2016 - The 250 new affordable rental homes will be on three City-owned sites in East Fraser Lands to help families stay in Vancouver.
October 15 2016 - Additional shelter spaces are being opened in Vancouver tonight as a result of high winds and rains predicted for the area.
View our five years of progress on the 10-year Housing and Homelessness Strategy (2012-2021)
Read our summary findings from the 2016 Homeless Count, actions to date on housing and shelters, and a snapshot of our next steps.
Annual 24-hour snapshot and analysis of people in Vancouver that are homeless on the street and in shelters
Reports of the City's progress towards the Housing & Homelessness Strategy (2012-2021) targets to date.
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.