Housing Affordability

EVIDENCE BASED - AFFORDABLE - SUSTAINABLE

Through research, dialogue, and collaboration we build best practices for local governments; track trends across the continuum of housing needs and develop innovative solutions for affordable housing.

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Our Initiatives

Assisting eligible families and individuals who are at risk of eviction or essential utility disconnection due to a temporary shortage of funds.

The complete guide to co-housing.

A community survey of people experiencing homelessness in the Greater Victoria Region.

The ‘We Live Here’ Seniors Project was designed to gather insight into how Victoria’s housing crisis is impacting seniors.

A participatory action research project on rental housing instability in Greater Victoria.

The first comprehensive collection of data related to housing in the capital region

Market Rental and Revitalization Study

Ready to Rent Homeless Prevention Tool

Profiling good practices.

Building a liveable and affordable Greater Victoria

Housing Affordability Events & Publications

Making Affordable Housing Happen: Non-profit Solutions for Cities

October 25, 2022

What is affordable? What can municipalities and the non-profit sector do to help achieve affordability? Housing affordability has been out of reach for many people living in our communities for a substantial period of time. A change to the … Read more

Recording: Policy + Protection Event

October 3, 2022

WATCH THE RECORDING HERE In a push to increase housing supply, tenant displacement, increased rental costs, and decreased access are often unintended consequences. However, local governments can implement policies that help to minimize these negative effects. This event was … Read more

Policy + Protection: How municipalities can increase density while protecting tenants

September 27, 2022

In a push to increase housing supply, tenant displacement, increased rental costs, and decreased access are often unintended consequences. However, local governments can implement policies that help to minimize these negative effects. Join us from 12-1:30pm PST on September … Read more

Filling the Gap: analytics to support housing for all in Greater Victoria

September 14, 2022

Piloting the HART Method in Greater Victoria What is affordable? Affordable for whom? When is affordability not enough? These questions are at the core of housing needs assessments that allow governments to meet the housing needs of everyone in … Read more

Missing Middle Housing

August 9, 2022

On August 4, The Community Social Planning Council share this presentaiton to Victoria Council, highlighting support for the Missing Middle Housing Initiative in Victoria. Here are three key points of the Missing Middle Housing Initiative: This initiative will increase … Read more

Drivers of Homelessness Event Video

July 20, 2022

On June 22, local, provincial, and national experts on housing and homelessness discussed “Drivers of Homelessness: Findings for Action” – a new report authored by the Community Social Planning Council of Greater Victoria (CSPC) and funded by SPARC-BC. The … Read more

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