Housing Needs Report Program

Applications are currently being accepted for this program. 

The Housing Needs Reports program supports local governments in undertaking housing needs reports in order to meet the provincial requirements. The reports will strengthen the ability of local governments to understand what kinds of housing are most needed in their communities, and help inform local plans, policies, and development decisions. The Ministry of Municipal Affairs & Housing has provided $5 million for this program.

The program is structured to reflect the planning areas for which local governments are required to complete housing needs reports: municipalities, electoral areas, and local trust areas (within the Islands Trust). Funding is scaled based on the net population of the planning area.

2020 Housing Needs Report Program

Please note, due to COVID-19, the May 2020 intake was postponed.  The new intake deadline is October 16, 2020.

Prospective applicants should be advised that based on available funding, this will likely be the final intake of this funding program.

2019 Housing Needs Report Program

Extensions to project end dates and final report deadlines are available for any approved project impacted by COVID-19.  Please contact (250) 952-9177 or lgps@ubcm.ca to request an extension.

Approved applicants should refer to the program guide for reporting requirements.

Additional Information

Contact Information

For more information, please contact Local Government Program Services at (250) 952-9177 or lgps@ubcm.ca.

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