The city is already behind on its promise to build 1,800 new supportive housing units this year and needs significant new investment from other levels of government to meet its 10-year target, a city staff report says.

Though council just set the new target of creating 18,000 units over the next 10 years this past December — spaces that are meant for people experiencing homelessness where the rent is subsidized and they are provided with needed social and other supports — only 600 new units are currently funded in the city’s existing budget.