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

Greater Victoria household expenses up, but living wage for families down.

May 1, 2019

2019 Living Wage for families: $19.39. May 1, 2019 (Greater Victoria) Household expenses for raising a family in British Columbia increased again from 2018 to 2019. And if it hadn’t been for government policy – most notably BC’s new Affordable … Read more

Can’t Stay and Can’t Go – Rental Housing Instability Report

March 19, 2019

Research Report VICTORIA – Survey reveals that Victoria’s tight housing market is meaning renovictions, demovictions, discrimination, living in poor quality housing, and increased vulnerability for renters. A new study by the Community Social Planning Council of Victoria and the … Read more

Renters speak up about housing insecurity in the Capital region

March 14, 2019

VICTORIA – Survey reveals that Victoria’s tight housing market is meaning renovictions, demovictions, discrimination, living in poor quality housing, and increased vulnerability for renters. A new study by the Community Social Planning Council of Victoria and the Victoria Tenants … Read more

Housing Stability Policy Report

September 15, 2017

Report prepared by the Community Social Planning Council of Greater Victoria For the Coalition to End Homelessness and the Capital Regional District Positive Housing and Support Movement(FLOW) Download the Full Report

Innovating Seniors Housing 2016

October 18, 2016

Innovating Seniors Housing 2016 COMMUNITY SOCIAL PLANNING COUNCIL OF GREATER VICTORIA October 2016 Download the Primer The Complete Guide to Cohousing How to Create New-Build Cohousing How to Create Retrofit Cohousing

Homelessness in Greater Victoria: 2014/15 Report on Housing and Supports

November 7, 2015

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