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Chilliwack Housing Needs Report

The City has completed a Housing Needs Report to identify current and future housing needs in our community. The report focuses on affordability and demand for all housing types and will support future City, B.C. government, local non-profit and development community decision-making around housing. The study process included:

For the completed Housing Needs Report, please click on the following link: Housing Needs Report

The City continues to focus on addressing housing affordability and homelessness through partnerships, strategies and policy development. Key City housing initiatives include working closely with Chilliwack Healthier Community and overseeing the 2016 Homelessness Action Plan and 2040 Official Community Plan housing policies. 

Legislation

BC local governments are required to complete a Housing Needs Report by April 2022 as per the Local Government Act (mainly Part 14) and Housing Needs Reports Regulation. A funding program, administered by the Union of BC Municipalities, is provided to help support the new legislation. For more information on the legislation, regulations and funding program, please visit the following link:

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/housing-tenancy/local-governments-and-housing/policy-and-planning-tools-for-housing/housing-needs-reports

If you have any questions or comments, please contact the Planning Department at planning@chilliwack.com or 604.793.2906

Attachments
Description Date File Size 
Housing Needs Report 2020-08-05 1.59MB