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 What We Heard report is now available.
We received an overwhelming response to our online survey. We’d like to thank everyone who participated – we received many great ideas.

We are pleased to announce that our interim What We Heard report is now available! This report is an aggregation of everything we heard in phase 1 of our consultations, through an online survey, written submissions, discussions and roundtables.

We’d like to thank everyone who participated – we received many great ideas.

Consulting during a pandemic

Since we first launched the opportunity for public feedback early 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic hit and has changed the way we live, and the way we do business. As a result of the pandemic, we extended our phase 1 consultation timeline to the end of June 2020. We also launched a phase 2 consultation for public feedback following the release of our What We Heard report, and asked for any additional ideas not captured in phase 1.

Thank you for your feedback and ideas on how governments and other partners can increase supply and make housing more affordable in your community.

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 the newly released What We Heard report.

The Opportunity to provide feedback is now closed.

Timelines

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

The Expert Panel provides a second feedback opportunity before delivering their final report and recommendations to the governments of Canada and British Columbia in Spring 2021.