Our goal: A range of affordable housing choices is available for all Vancouverites
Having a place to call home gives us a sense of security, control, belonging, identity, and privacy. There has been some progress toward affordable housing targets, though more work remains. Vancouver is less affordable than other cities, and rental vacancy rates are lower.
Considerations for this goal include:
- Homelessness and related physical and mental health issues
- Housing affordability
Our targets: End street homelessness, enable 2,900 new supportive housing units, and add 5,000 new social housing units
Progress we've made so far
How we measure change
We use a number of data sources to monitor trends in the health of the city. We monitor progress toward A Home for Everyone using data from the federal census program, the annual homeless count and monitoring of new housing development projects.
2015-2018 Priority actions
Actions are being undertaken through the Vancouver Housing and Homelessness Strategy.
Initiatives helping us reach these goals and targets
Healthy City Action Plan 2015 - 2018
See what we've got planned to help meet our goals.