Adaptable Housing


Since June 2010, the Age-Friendly Sub-Committee of the Mayor’s Committee on Housing has been researching municipal best practices for increasing the supply of age-friendly or flexible housing, which allows people to remain in their homes and live more independently should they experience temporary or permanent mobility limitations. 

Adaptable Housing is a form of age-friendly housing which is an approach to residential design and construction where homes can be modified at minimal cost to meet occupants’ changing needs over time.  Adaptable Housing helps people stay in their own homes through illness, injury and aging; provides more accessibility for people with disabilities; and reduces the cost of future renovations to accommodate people with disabilities.

Adaptable Housing Video Player

Description Date File Size 
Adaptable Housing Council June 21 Presentation 2011-08-30 2.29MB 
BC Building Code Adaptable Housing Standards 2011-08-30 301KB 
Staff Report on Adaptable Housing 2011-08-30 604KB