Housing is addressed by Metro Vancouver in two key ways.
Through its Housing Planning and Policy function, Metro Vancouver supports and convenes member jurisdictions around affordable housing issues. This group supports regional housing priorities through the provision of planning and policy resources and information, best practices research, and advocacy.
Through Metro Vancouver Housing, safe and affordable rental homes are provided for more than 9,400 people across 49 sites in Metro Vancouver. Established in 1974, the Metro Vancouver Housing Corporation is a non-profit organization whose sole shareholder is the Metro Vancouver Regional District (MVRD). Housing sites are diverse, mixed-income communities that include families, seniors, and people with disabilities. Metro Vancouver Housing offers a range of homes, from single room occupancy (SRO) units to four-bedroom townhomes, at below-market rates and rates based on tenants’ incomes.
The following provides an overview of performance measures for Metro Vancouver Housing’s portfolio of mixed-income affordable rental housing complexes.