Comox Valley Regional Housing Needs Assessment

Working Together to Tackle our Region’s Housing Needs

The Comox Valley Regional District in partnership with the City of Courtenay,  Town of Comox and Village of Cumberland undertook a housing needs assessment for the region and want to share the results with you. On August 12, 2020 the CVRD  presented the findings through an online community forum. Below is the complete video of the virtual community forum. 

2023 Housing Needs Assessment Draft Reports

 

2020 Housing Needs Assessment Final Reports

Background

In 2019, the province introduced legislation requiring all local governments in British Columbia to collect data, analyze and review local housing needs and trends, and consider this information when creating policy and making decisions about development. Under the legislation, local governments collected local data to understand housing supply, demand and the provision of housing across the housing spectrum. 

Here in the Comox Valley, the CVRD, the Village of Cumberland, the Town of Comox and the City of Courtenay partnered under the Regional Growth Strategy to undertake a regional housing needs assessment. The findings of this work will help to meet Goal #1 of the Regional Growth StrategyEnsure a diversity of affordable housing options to meet evolving regional demographics and needs.

Housing Needs Assessment Process

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) received funding from the Union of BC Municipalities for the needs assessment process. The work included engagement with key stakeholders, including residents within the region, K’ómoks First Nation, Comox Valley Coalition to End Homelessness, Comox Valley Community Health Network, and the Comox Valley Economic Development Society. A broad range of data such as housing affordability, population (current and projected), real estate, homelessness, housing insecurity, household income, and dwelling unit type, was collected and analyzed for each community. 

More Information

Local housing needs research and data can be found on the Reports and Resources webpage.

For more information on the housing needs assessment, contact Planning and Development Services.

Local Housing Needs Research and Data