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Housing Vancouver strategy: Background and documents

Housing Vancouver focuses on providing a great variety of housing across the city—the right homes Vancouver residents need, and can afford.

From our most vulnerable residents and seniors to young people and growing families, everyone who wants to live in Vancouver should have access to housing that is adequate and affordable.

Over the last three years, Vancouver has been creating new housing supply at a record rate. However, there is a significant need for new housing to meet the needs and incomes of Vancouver residents.

As Vancouver grows, new housing should respond to our incomes, families, and lifestyles.

Housing Vancouver strategy

Our detailed plan to address the housing crisis.

Housing Vancouver strategy Action Plan

120 actions to help our residents with their housing.

Housing Vancouver strategy Council presentation (4.54 MB)

Overview of our new plan for housing in Vancouver.


Public involvement

Report cards on strategy targets

Background research

Our work before the housing strategy

Before the start of this initiative in 2011, we had already made significant advances in the efforts to end homelessness and provide affordable housing for all.

Key accomplishments since 2009

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City staff are in the process of staffing key teams and launching major policy initiatives to be underway in 2018.

Site-specific enquiries will be accepted as major initiatives are announced.

Questions can be directed to:

Housing Vancouver strategy Council presentationHousing Vancouver strategy Action PlanHousing Vancouver strategy