Housing

The City of Chilliwack recognizes housing as a key element in a sustainable complete community.  Improving the availability of appropriate, affordable and accessible housing choices for all existing and future residents is an integral component in creating a healthy built environment.

The following statistics briefly illustrate the affordability in Chilliwack as well as the homeless count:

  • Percentage of households spending 30% or more of 2010 total income on shelter costs (Census Profile, 2016 Census):
    • 25% total
    • 17% owner
    • 46.1% renter
  • 221 Homeless people counted in 2017 (FVRD Homeless Survey, 2017)
  • Average 2016 household income: $82,311 (Census Profile, 2016)
  • 2018 income to purchase
    • A $621,099 single family dwelling is $138,572
    • A $441,170 townhouse is $98,428
    • A $262,650 apartment is $58,599
      *based on 10% down payment, 5.34% fixed 5yr mortgage rate over 25 years with mortgage payment at 30% gross income
  • Average 2018 rental rates (Rental Market Report by CMHC, 2018):
    • 1 bedroom was approximately $784 per month in 2018.
    • 2 bedroom units were approximately $1009 per month in 2018.
    • 3 bedroom units were approximately $1135 per month in 2018.

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