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Housing Vancouver strategy: Three-year action plan

Prioritizing housing for Vancouver residents, addressing the impact of speculation on land prices, and protecting and supporting our renters and most vulnerable residents.

With over 120 actions, the three-year action plan directs how we are moving forward to make housing more livable and affordable for our residents.

Some of these actions will take time, while some are being implemented now. Overall, our goal is to ensure that housing in Vancouver supports residents of all incomes now and into the future.

We’ve taken significant action in recent years to address the affordability crisis, but we need to do more.

Background and documents

Read the full Housing Vancouver strategy (2.5 MB) and the reports and research that informed it.

Background and documents

What are we doing?

We have been working hard to address the housing crisis. In some areas change is already happening. However, other actions may take some time to see an impact, but overall, you can expect a significant shift in our approach to housing in Vancouver.

Underway or complete


  • Renter protection manager hired
  • Social Purpose Real Estate Incentive Program
  • Community amenity contribution policy amendments for rental housing (1.5 MB)
  • New neighbourhood centre planning programs to advance the transformation of low-density neighbourhoods
  • Increased  renter protections through enhanced tenant relocation and protection policies
  • Partner in the development of a 10-year regional Indigenous housing strategy
  • Launch SRO Revitalization Fund
  • Density bonus provisions for rental housing in commercial zoning districts

Priorities driving our actions

We are prioritizing actions and policy to focus on several key objectives because we believe it’s where we can see the most impact to create real change in Vancouver.

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