Healthy City Strategy goal 2: A home for everyone

A home for everyone


A range of affordable housing choices is available for all Vancouverites.


  • End street homelessness
  • Enable 2,900 new supportive housing units
  • Add 5,000 new social housing units


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

Progress we've made so far

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

Initiatives helping us reach these goals and targets

Housing Vancouver strategy

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Neighbourhood planning projects

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