Housing needs survey

 UPDATE: The survey deadline has been extended to December 21, 2020,

We want to know what you think about the availability and affordability of housing in Port Moody. Please fill out our housing needs survey online at engage.portmoody.ca by Sunday, December 21, 2020. Your input will inform Council’s decisions about housing over the next five years. 

Information gathered from the public and partner groups will be used to develop a housing needs report that will be presented to Council for their consideration in early 2021. The provincial government requires municipalities and regional districts to complete housing needs reports by April 2022 and every five years thereafter. These reports will help local governments and the B.C. government better understand and respond to housing needs in communities throughout B.C. 

Provincial legislation states that local governments must collect data, analyze trends, and present reports that describe current and anticipated housing needs in in communities. These reports can help identify existing and projected gaps in housing supply by collecting and analyzing information about local demographics, economics, housing stock, and other factors. 

To help determine current and projected housing needs, local governments are required to collect data regarding:

  • current and projected population
  • household income
  • significant economic sectors
  • currently available and anticipated housing units

 We will collect information for our housing needs report from a variety of sources, including Metro Vancouver, BC Housing, Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver, Statistics Canada, and Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. We will also engage with the public and partner groups – such as non-profit housing providers, social service agencies, and developers – to learn about housing needs as well as challenges, gaps, priorities, and potential solutions. 

Here’s how you can get involved:

  • fill out a survey – tell us how you feel about your current housing situation and whether you have concerns about housing availability and affordability; and/or
  • tell us your personal story about looking for housing in Port Moody – we want to know about a time when you had difficulty finding housing that met your needs and fit your budget. 

Please submit your survey and/or story online by Sunday, December 21, 2020. If you have any questions, please email engage@portmoody.ca or call 604-469-4640. 

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