About Metro Vancouver Housing
Established in 1974, Metro Vancouver Housing is a non-profit organization that supports diverse, mixed-income communities, primarily for families, seniors, and people with special housing needs. With 49 sites across the region, Metro Vancouver Housing provides over 3,400 units to support over 9,400 tenants.
All of our housing provides some level of affordability. Around 30% of our housing consists of Rent-Geared-to-Income in which the rent is not greater than 30% of the tenant’s gross household income. The remainder is provided at the Low-End-of-Market, which is approximately 10% to 20% below market rents. There is an income cap for both types of housing to ensure our housing supports those who need it most. Learn more about the types of housing that Metro Vancouver Housing provides.
By integrating a range of housing types, incomes, ages, abilities, and families, we support healthy, inclusive communities and provide flexibility to meet a variety of needs.
Metro Vancouver Housing helps to support the ‘missing middle’ of the rental market, providing affordable rental homes for lower and moderate income working households, families, seniors, and people with disabilities who could not otherwise afford to live in the region.
Metro Vancouver Housing (Corporation) is wholly owned by the Metro Vancouver Regional District, and is governed by and receives political direction from the Metro Vancouver Housing Corporation Board of Directors. Supported primarily by tenants’ rents, Metro Vancouver Housing operates its facilities at no cost to the tax payer and partners with tenants, governments, community organizations, and other non-profits to support inclusive and engaged communities.
As part of Metro Vancouver, Metro Vancouver Housing is guided by the Board Strategic Plan. The Strategic Plan is developed in collaboration with our members and takes a comprehensive approach to developing a livable and sustainable region. The affordable homes provided by Metro Vancouver Housing help to support a livable and sustainable region.