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:
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.
December 28 2016 - In 2016, we took many actions to address housing affordability and to boost rental housing supply in Vancouver.
December 22 2016 - The shelter spaces at Serena's, Salvation Army Harbour Light, and Catholic Charities will stay open until the end of January, longer if the cold persists.
December 5 2016 - Access the top resource for owners and managers of rental housing, save on joining the Landlord Registry, and register for a Landlord 101 webinar.
December 5 2016 - An extreme weather alert (EWA) is being issued for December 4 to 8 due to overnight temperatures at or below 0°C. Get a list of extra shelter spaces during the EWA.
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.
The Housing Mix Policy for Rezoning Projects is another step towards increasing the supply of family homes.
Council is committed to ending street homelessness 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.