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.
Metro Vancouver Housing, over 3,400 affordable rental homes are provided on 49 sites across the region, serving close to 10,000 people. Established in 1974, Vancouver Housing Corporation is a non-profit organization whose sole shareholder is the Metro Vancouver Regional District (MVRD). Metro Vancouver Housing provides affordable rental homes primarily for families, seniors, and people with disabilities with low to moderate incomes.
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.