Housing affordability refers to a community’s ability to offer a wide variety of housing types, sizes, tenures and prices to support more complete and inclusive communities.
Housing affordability is a challenge in Coquitlam, not unlike other communities in Metro Vancouver. While the market meets the needs of many people, a growing number of residents have difficulty securing suitable housing that is affordable relative to their household’s income.
The City’s vision is to work within its capacity and in partnership with others to promote housing affordability for all Coquitlam residents.
The Housing Affordability Strategy (PDF) provides a vision, objectives, policy directions and specific actions to address housing affordability in Coquitlam. Policy direction in the Strategy allows the City to work within its municipal role and mandate, while leveraging strong partnerships with the development sector and other governments.