The Regional District of Fraser-Fort George has completed a Housing Needs Assessment to better understand housing challenges across Electoral Areas A, C, D, E, F, G and H.
A Housing Needs Assessment is a report that describes current and anticipated housing needs in a community by collecting data, analyzing trends and speaking with community members. It is also a relatively recent requirement under the Local Government Statutes (Housing Needs Reports) Amendment Act, 2018 which requires Local Governments to develop a Housing Needs Report every five years to better inform and understand the kind of housing most needed in their communities by identifying existing and projected gaps in housing supply.
All housing needs reports are required to contain the following, based on an analysis of the information collected:
Housing Needs Assessment – No Appendices
Appendix ‘A’ – Regional Engagement Summary
Appendix ‘B’ – Community Housing Profiles
Appendix ‘C’ – Housing Planning Tools for Local Governments
Appendix ‘D’ – Housing Indicators and Monitoring Guide
Appendix ‘E’ – Community Data Tables
Appendix ‘F’ – Provincial Summary Forms
A public information session was held December 9 to review the report and its findings with Regional District residents.
Funding support for the Housing Needs Assessment project was provided by Northern Development Initiative Trust (NDIT) and the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM).
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