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

Fixing housing affordability: Non-market solutions

June 17, 2021

Join us to learn about European and American non-market housing models and envision a future of affordable housing across British Columbia. This event is hosted by the Community Social Planning Council of Greater Victoria in collaboration with Island Social … Read more

Greater Victoria Rent Bank secures key funding from BC Rent Bank and United Way Greater Victoria

May 12, 2021

Pilot project helping renters extends for one year Media Release Rent Bank One Pager

🚨NEWS: CSPC is launching a Greater Victoria Housing Relief Fund & Rent Bank Program

February 16, 2021

The Community Social Planning Council of Greater Victoria and BC Rent Bank are launching a Rent Bank which will provide short term financial help for low-to-moderate income households at risk of losing their housing due to a temporary financial … Read more

Under Pressure: The Rental Housing Experience of Seniors Living in James Bay

September 17, 2020

James Bay New Horizons for Seniors Society, a neighbourhood community hub for seniors, approached CSPC prompted by increasing concerns they were hearing from seniors who were:   struggling to pay high rents,   had lost or were at risk of losing their housing due to renovation … Read more

Under Pressure: Seniors Housing and Social Isolation in Victoria

September 15, 2020

Download the Report Infographic Download the Media Release Download the full report Survey Infographic  

Letter to council regarding occupancy bylaw

February 21, 2020

February 21, 2020 Mayor and Council District of Saanich 770 Vernon Ave, Victoria BC, V8X 2W7 Sent via email to council@saanich.ca Dear Mayor and Council, Re: Unrelated occupants and Zoning Bylaw, 2003, Amendment Bylaw, 2020, No. 9608. We write … Read more

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