Building on yesterday’s announcement from the City of Vancouver to enable 72,000 new units of housing across the city, today staff presented plans and put forward bold new actions to address the housing crisis for the city’s most vulnerable populations. By increasing the City’s target for new units of social and supporting housing by 50 per cent, addressing the immediate needs of more than 600 homeless residents, and proposing strategies to enhance and maintain existing rental properties, the City is prioritizing action to create the right supply of housing, with the right supports.

“There is a huge need for housing affordable for people on low incomes, and we’re not letting up on finding solutions to help people off the street and into housing, and boost housing security for those on lower incomes,” says Mayor Gregor Robertson.