Housing Needs Assessment Report

Housing Needs Assessment Report 

The RDEK Electoral Area Housing Needs Assessment Report was finalized in December 2021.   The Report cover the six RDEK Electoral Areas: A, B, C, E, F and G.   The Report includes a Regional Summary that covers all electoral areas and three subregional reports that break down data based on smaller regions of the RDEK.

RDEK Electoral Area Housing Needs Reports – 

    Regional Report (All Electoral Areas) 

    Elk Valley Rural 

    Central Rural 

    Columbia Valley Rural 


What is a Housing Needs Report?

A Housing Needs Assessment is a report that describes current and anticipated housing needs in a community or electoral area by collecting data, analyzing trends and speaking to community members and service providers.  Each local government in BC is required to develop a Housing Needs Assessment every five years.  These reports are intended to inform decision making and help local governments understand existing and projected gaps in housing supply. 
All housing needs reports are required to include:

  • Statements about key areas of local need, including affordable housing, rental housing, housing for seniors and families, and shelters or housing for people at risk of homelessness.
  • The number of housing units required to meet current and anticipated housing needs for at least the next five years, by housing type (based on number of bedrooms).
  • The number and percentage of household in core house need and extreme core housing need.

Note: RDEK Member Municipalities have their own Housing Needs Assessment Reports which can be found on their websites. 

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