Planning Vancouver Together: Housing

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Thank you for your interest in Planning Vancouver Together: Housing. Engagement for this topic is now closed. Please visit Vancouverplan.ca to learn more about the Vancouver Plan process and how to get involved.

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Housing is a key priority for Planning Vancouver Together; a long-term planning initiative to create a city-wide plan to help guide community recovery and long-term planning on these traditional unceded lands we call Vancouver. We’ve heard a lot from you through this process and in recent years about your housing experiences and challenges; we want to take this opportunity to go deeper, in order to move towards a more equitable and resilient housing system.

From November 2019 to August 2020, you helped us to understand your challenges and identify what matters most to you and your communities. We heard that rising unaffordability, housing insecurity, and homelessness are serious challenges facing Vancouver residents.

In October 2020, 10 provisional goals were endorsed by City Council to help guide us towards the future we want to become. Goal #5 of the Vancouver Plan is to Develop an Affordable City with Diverse and Secure Housing for every resident that they can afford with 30% or less of their household income.

In the second phase of public engagement to develop the Vancouver Plan, we are taking a focused approach and want to engage more deeply with you on your housing experience and ideas for a more resilient, affordable and healthy housing system. Share your thoughts/questions below!

Please visit the Planning Vancouver Together page for more engagement opportunities on the development of the Vancouver Plan.

*Updated* Housing Profiles Engagement

To build an inclusive, equitable housing system, we need to understand what you and your community need. These draft profiles are based on previous engagement and analysis done through other city strategies and plans, including Housing Vancouver, the Homeless Count, and the first phase of the Vancouver Plan. In taking an intersectional, equity based approach, we want to better understand the housing needs and experiences of specific populations. This will allow us to work towards a better housing system that meets the needs of Vancouver’s residents, both now and into the future. New profiles have been posted on July 16.

These housing profiles are working documents intended to better highlight and explore housing needs, trends and questions for different population groups. We want to hear from you— What did we get right? What did we get wrong? What are we missing?

Your feedback will help to develop key housing policy directions for the citywide Vancouver Plan. Fill out the comment form below!

Thank you for your interest in Planning Vancouver Together: Housing. Engagement for this topic is now closed. Please visit Vancouverplan.ca to learn more about the Vancouver Plan process and how to get involved.

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Housing is a key priority for Planning Vancouver Together; a long-term planning initiative to create a city-wide plan to help guide community recovery and long-term planning on these traditional unceded lands we call Vancouver. We’ve heard a lot from you through this process and in recent years about your housing experiences and challenges; we want to take this opportunity to go deeper, in order to move towards a more equitable and resilient housing system.

From November 2019 to August 2020, you helped us to understand your challenges and identify what matters most to you and your communities. We heard that rising unaffordability, housing insecurity, and homelessness are serious challenges facing Vancouver residents.

In October 2020, 10 provisional goals were endorsed by City Council to help guide us towards the future we want to become. Goal #5 of the Vancouver Plan is to Develop an Affordable City with Diverse and Secure Housing for every resident that they can afford with 30% or less of their household income.

In the second phase of public engagement to develop the Vancouver Plan, we are taking a focused approach and want to engage more deeply with you on your housing experience and ideas for a more resilient, affordable and healthy housing system. Share your thoughts/questions below!

Please visit the Planning Vancouver Together page for more engagement opportunities on the development of the Vancouver Plan.

*Updated* Housing Profiles Engagement

To build an inclusive, equitable housing system, we need to understand what you and your community need. These draft profiles are based on previous engagement and analysis done through other city strategies and plans, including Housing Vancouver, the Homeless Count, and the first phase of the Vancouver Plan. In taking an intersectional, equity based approach, we want to better understand the housing needs and experiences of specific populations. This will allow us to work towards a better housing system that meets the needs of Vancouver’s residents, both now and into the future. New profiles have been posted on July 16.

These housing profiles are working documents intended to better highlight and explore housing needs, trends and questions for different population groups. We want to hear from you— What did we get right? What did we get wrong? What are we missing?

Your feedback will help to develop key housing policy directions for the citywide Vancouver Plan. Fill out the comment form below!

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Do you have questions for us about housing in Vancouver? You can submit a question here - we will make every effort to respond within 2-3 business days.


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    Why do we have such restrictive zoning across most of the city if we are truly in a housing crisis?

    J Question asked 9 months ago

    Hi J,

    Thank you for your comment and apologies for the delayed response. As part of the Vancouver Plan process, the City is looking to make all neighbourhoods more inclusive by providing greater housing diversity, including rental and non-market housing. 

    Kind regards,

    Allison

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    It seems you might ask the community what they would like to see then take down the history of what we love in our community. You do not listen you just build more un affordable housing that is not good looking

    Germaine asked 8 months ago

    Hi Germaine,

    Thank you for your comment. Complete, Connected Neighbourhoods is one part of the Vancouver Plan process that is currently seeking feedback on what makes a complete neighbourhood and what people envision for the future of Vancouver's neighbourhoods. They are holding both design and mapping workshops over the next couple of weeks and there is an online survey up now that you may be interested in . Please see this page for more information - https://shapeyourcity.ca/completeneighbourhoods and to register.

    Kind regards,

    Allison   

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    Why is it that Vancouver still permits housing to be purhcased by Investment Firms, REITS and other investing tools? Clearly they have the power and money to push prices higher and make purchasing unattainable. Why has this not been addressed by any level of government? This isn't going away, it is time to face the elephant in the room.

    Richard Taylor asked 7 months ago

    Hi Richard,

    Thank you for your comment. The City continues to monitor the impact of REITs on the Vancouver housing market. In addition, Council recently passed a motion asking the Mayor to write a letter to the Federal Government to express concern about the impact of REITs and requested staff do further work. For further information, please see the approved motion here on pages 17-19 - https://council.vancouver.ca/20210210/documents/pspc20210210min.pdf

    Kind regards,

    Allison 

Page last updated: 20 October 2021, 11:15