Having a safe and affordable place to call home is something every Canadian deserves

The Governments of Canada and British Columbia continue to deliver on their commitment to build housing that is safe, suitable, well-maintained and more affordable.

The Final Report is now available.
We received an overwhelming response to two rounds of engagement. We’d like to thank everyone who participated. We received a lot of feedback and many great ideas on how governments and other partners can increase supply and make housing more affordable in your community.

In September 2019, the governments of Canada and British Columbia established the Expert Panel on the Future of Housing Supply and Affordability. The Panel was tasked with examining housing trends for rental and homeownership and developing actionable recommendations to help British Columbians have access to housing that meets their needs and that they can afford. Initial engagement was held from January to June 2020, which resulted in the publication of our interim What We Heard report. These were followed by additional consultations between December 2020 and January 2021, with findings reflected in the Panel’s Final Report and recommendations.

We are pleased to announce that our Final Report is now available! This report reflects input provided through consultations with and contributions from a wide range of experts, stakeholders and the public at large. It outlines the Panel’s five calls to action, provides relevant background and findings from additional research commissioned by the Panel, and presents the Panel’s 23 policy recommendations.

A B.C. based Expert Panel on the Future of Housing Supply and Affordability will make recommendations to the Governments of B.C. and Canada in 2021. The process will include listening to stakeholders, experts and the public for ideas. Read more…

Background

The governments of B.C. and Canada are working in partnership to make housing more affordable for people in B.C.

The B.C. government is making the largest investment in housing affordability in B.C.’s history – more than $7 billion over 10 years. The Government of Canada is rolling out its National Housing Strategy, a 10-year, $70+ billion plan.

Working Together

A new approach.

Thirteen provinces and territories have now signed bilateral agreements under the multilateral Housing Partnership Framework.

Ways to Participate

Thank you for your thoughts on housing supply and input into our interim What We Heard report.

The Opportunity to provide feedback is now closed.

Timelines

Feedback for phase 1 was accepted from January 22 to June 26, 2020. Feedback for phase 2 was accepted from December 9, 2020 to January 29, 2021.

The Expert Panel provided a second feedback opportunity before delivering their Final Report and recommendations to the Governments of Canada and British Columbia.