The City’s new Housing Affordability Strategy (HAS) replaces the 2007 Affordable Housing Strategy (AHS), and provides a vision, objectives, policy directions and specific actions to address housing affordability.
The HAS also recognizes that local government’s mandate and resources to address housing affordability are limited without partnerships and funding from other levels of government. The City’s goal is to work with partners from the non-profit, private and public sectors to ensure that a wide variety of housing types, sizes, tenures and prices can be offered in Coquitlam in the years to come.
Municipalities and regional districts across British Columbia are required to complete housing needs reports before April 2022. As a result, Coquitlam is developing a Housing Needs Report to help us better understand the current and future housing needs of our community.
The Housing Needs Report will include a combination of statistical data from sources such as Statistics Canada, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), BC Housing and others, as well as community and stakeholder input to create a comprehensive picture of housing needs in the community. When complete, the Housing Needs Report, along with most recently collected information, will be considered when amending the Citywide Official Community Plan.
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