Housing Needs Report

What is a Housing Needs Report?

The City of North Vancouver is creating a Housing Needs Report that will identify current and future housing needs and gaps. This is done through technical work as well as stakeholder and community input. The Housing Needs Report will provide a better understanding of the types and number of housing units needed in the City over the next 10 years, which will be used to inform future planning work. 

Why is a Housing Needs Report Required?

In April 2019, new provincial legislation amended the Local Government Act establishing a requirement for local governments to complete housing needs reports by April 2022 and every five years thereafter. These reports look at a combination of statistical data - from sources such as Statistics Canada, CMHC, BC Housing, and others - and community and stakeholder input to create a comprehensive picture of housing needs in a community.

General Timeline

  • Project Launch: April 2021
  • Data Collection: April – May 2021
  • Stakeholder Engagement & Data Analysis: June – August 2021
  • Drafting Housing Needs Report: September – October 2021
  • Final Housing Needs Report to Council: November – December 2021 

Contact Us

If you have questions about this project, please email planning@cnv.org.

Share |