Affordable Housing Choices Interim Rezoning Policy


The City of Vancouver is working to increase the choices for affordable housing in Vancouver.

This includes creating new affordable housing options through the Affordable Housing Choices Interim Rezoning Policy.

What's happening

We're currently reviewing existing market rental incentive programs including the Affordable Housing Choices Interim Rezoning Policy.

At this time, new proposals are not being accepted under this program.

Learn more about the review of rental incentive programs

Policy goals

The goals of the Affordable Housing Choices Policy are to encourage housing developments that include a strong level of affordability, and:

  • Offer 100% rental units, or sold at 20% below market value
  • Are up to six storeys high on an arterial street (served by transit) or 3.5-4 storeys high within 100m of an arterial street

Only two projects are permitted within 10 blocks of each other on any arterial street.

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About the policy

Related initiatives

Housing Vancouver strategy

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