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.
RELATED DOCUMENTS & PRESENTATIONS
- Social Housing and Services Inventories (2014) completed by the Mennonite Central Committee.
- Healthier Community Strategic Action Plan (2018)
- Age Friendly & Quality of Life Report
- Homelessness and Low-Barrier Housing in Chilliwack - A Qualitative Research Report
|2015 Chilliwack Homelessness and Low Barrier Housing Study||2015-06-04||364KB|
|2018 Chilliwack Healthier Community Strategic Action Plan||2020-02-27||402KB|