Housing Affordability


Our research and collaborations actively promote best practices in local government policy; track trends across the continuum of housing needs to develop solutions; and improve access to financing, research and technical assistance for affordable housing development.

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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

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

New personal ID service helps people move out of homelessness

March 9, 2022

The Community Social Planning Council announces a new service for people in need and those supporting them. The Greater Victoria Coordinated ID Services offer assistance applying for ID, coverage of application fees, and safe ID storage. More details are … Read more

Family Day Fact Sheet: No Family Left Behind 2022

February 16, 2022

Pandemic, housing crisis, economic pressures — how are different families in Victoria experiencing this challenging moment, and how can we support their overall social, economic, and mental well-being and resilience in the region? The facts presented in this info … Read more

Equity in Zoning: a community discussion paper

December 13, 2021

Download the Equity in Upzoning discussion paper

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