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2016 News and Information

City seeks feedback on housing affordability challenges in Richmond

21 June 2016

The City of Richmond is updating its Affordable Housing Strategy and encourages the community to share their experience with housing affordability in Richmond. The public is welcome to participate in the open house on Tuesday, June 28 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Richmond Cultural Centre, Performance Hall located at 7700 Minoru Gate. Attendees will have an opportunity to meet City staff, learn about the Affordable Housing Strategy and provide input.

Residents can also visit for project-related information and to complete the online survey. The survey will be open until Sunday, July 3, 2016. Printed copies of the survey will be available at the June 28 open house.

To-date, City staff have connected with over 400 community members at seven pop-up events, and over 250 people have completed the online survey to discuss housing affordability challenges in Richmond.

Housing affordability remains a critical issue, regionally and locally. A diverse range of affordable housing choices for households and families of different ages, types and incomes is an essential part of a liveable community.

The City adopted its current Affordable Housing Strategy in 2007 and since that time has secured 1,392 affordable housing units in partnership with the private sector. In addition, there are over 2,872 affordable housing units for low-income households in Richmond that have been secured by senior governments and the non-profit sector.