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.

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

Building on the existing base of housing needs reports, recovery and prosperity strategies to bring the focus onto housing poverty and pathways to affordability.

Building a liveable and affordable Greater Victoria

EVENTS & PUBLICATIONS

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

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

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