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Regional district housing needs assessment underway

The Regional District of Fraser-Fort George is completing a housing needs assessment to better understand housing challenges across the rural and electoral areas of the regional district

Over the coming weeks, the regional district will be engaging with residents, stakeholders and Indigenous communities as it works to better inform and understand the kind of housing most needed in the region by identifying existing and projected gaps in housing supply.

Through the assessment, the regional district hopes to get a clearer picture of the following:

  • Key areas of local need, including affordable housing, rental housing, special needs housing, seniors housing, family housing, and shelters and housing for people at risk of homelessness
  • The number of housing units required to meet current and anticipated housing needs for at least the next five years, by housing type. Housing ‘type’ is defined as dwelling size (number of bedrooms)
  • The number and percentage of households in core housing need and extreme core housing need

Information from the assessment will help shape discussion and consideration when developing or considering amendments to Regional District Official Community Plans.

The first step in the process is a public survey. The survey is completely confidential and is available online at www.rdffg.bc.ca/housing. Hard copies of the survey are available by contacting the Regional District office at 250-960-4400 or 1-800-667-1959. The survey is available until July 30.

The survey takes about five to 10 minutes to complete and will help build a more complete picture of the housing situation in the Region. As the region grows and changes, the data and information provided today will help address the housing needs and demands in the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George area both today, and tomorrow.

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