City Council's mission is to create a city of communities that cares about its people, its environment, and the opportunities to live, work, and prosper.
City staff are working with other city departments, community partners, and all levels of government, to:
View our five years of progress on the 10-year Housing and Homelessness Strategy (2012-2021)
Read our summary findings from the 2016 Homeless Count, actions to date on housing and shelters, and a snapshot of our next steps.
March 24 2017 - We are pursuing several new priorities to deliver greater volumes and more varied housing supply across the city.
March 9 2017 - We are reminding homeowners that non-principal residences must be rented out for at least six months in 2017 or they will be subject to the newly-introduced Empty Homes Tax.
March 7 2017 - We have made significant investments in improving development processes and wait times to improve workflow and overall customer experience in 2016. Learn more.
March 7 2017 - City staff provided an update to Council today that summarized the main highlights of what we’ve heard over the past several years.
Annual 24-hour snapshot and analysis of people in Vancouver that are homeless on the street and in shelters
Reports of the City's progress towards the Housing & Homelessness Strategy (2012-2021) targets to date.
Biennial inventory and analysis of Single Room Occupancy (SRO) housing stock, including quantity, vacancy rates, and rents
Overview of the City’s housing stock, trends, market rates, tenure, demographics, and needs
Register for this free online workshop on April 6: Landlord 101: Basics of landlording in BC.
Look up residential rental buildings in Vancouver with health, safety, maintenance, tidiness, and other issues. The database lists buildings with issues that are unresolved or were resolved in the last 12 months.
Find shelters, financial aid, low-cost meals and recreation, and community centres that serve low-income residents.
Learn about supportive housing to help people who are homeless or at-risk to lead stable, independent, and connected lives.
Find resources for tenants and developers of social housing, co-op housing, and market rental housing. Learn what we're doing to expand rental housing.
The Housing Mix Policy for Rezoning Projects is another step towards increasing the supply of family homes.
Council is committed to ending street homelessness and increasing affordable housing choices for all residents of the city.
Uses City- and partner-owned land for new housing projects with more types of home options and greater affordability than the private market.
The Task Force recommended bold and practical ways to improve housing affordability for low- to moderate-income households.