Housing policies

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Housing Vancouver is our 10-year housing strategy to reduce Vancouver’s housing affordability gap and to provide a strong foundation for the future of Vancouver.

It guides all policy decisions related to housing.

Learn about Housing Vancouver and the policies it shapes to meet the needs of our growing population with the right housing supply.

Co-op lease renewals

More than 50 co-ops across Vancouver are leased on land which is owned by the City, and some of these land leases are about to expire.

Housing Vancouver strategy

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

Creating and protecting market rental housing

About our programs to add and protect market rental housing, including application details, resources, and forms.

Making Room Housing Program

To meet the right supply targets, we are looking at new opportunities to add housing choice across the city.


This program aims to see more affordable housing by reducing processing and approval times.

Housing options for families

The Housing Mix Policy for Rezoning Projects is another step towards increasing the supply of family homes.

Laneway housing

Laneway houses create opportunities to increase the diversity of rental units in low density neighbourhoods.

Vancouver affordable housing fund

A specialized endowment fund of non-market housing assets on City-owned land dedicated to meeting housing and affordability needs.

Community Housing Incentive Program

This grant program provides contributions towards the construction of a non-profit or co-op housing project.

Affordable Housing Utilities Development Cost Levy funding program

This new interim funding program initiated by the City helps fund off-site utilities upgrades required by new affordable housing projects.

Vancouver Affordable Housing Agency

Uses City- and partner-owned land for new housing projects with more types of home options and greater affordability than the private market.

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Stay informed about how we carry out the Housing Vancouver strategy.

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