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Healthy City Strategy goal 2: A home for everyone
Goal 2: A home for everyone

A home for everyone

Our goal: A range of affordable housing choices is available for all Vancouverites

HOMELESSNESS
Total sheltered and street homeless persons counted in the 2018 count

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

RENTALS SINCE 2011

TOTAL: 12,706
Source: City of Vancouver, Housing Policy and Projects, 2016

Initiatives helping us reach these goals and targets

Housing Vancouver strategy

Learn how our 10-year strategy provides a strong foundation for the future in Vancouver.

Neighbourhood planning projects

Community plans are important road maps that provide clear but flexible frameworks to guide positive change and development in neighbourhoods

Healthy City Action Plan 2015 - 2018

See what we've got planned to help meet our goals. 

Download the plan

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