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Alberni Valley Housing Needs Reports

The ACRD is working with a consultant (RFT Planning & GIS Services) to develop Housing Needs Reports (HNRs) for the four Alberni Valley Electoral Areas (EAs) (Beaufort, Sproat Lake, Beaver Creek, and Cherry Creek). More information is also available here: www.letsconnectacrd.ca/alberni-valley-housing-needs-reports
Process
The City of Port Alberni and ACRD collaborated on aspects of initial public and stakeholder engagement for the HNR projects, as:
  • The City of Port Alberni is the centre for many community agencies and service providers in the Alberni Valley; and
  • Information sharing will be key in identifying existing and projected gaps in housing supply across the Alberni Valley.
The housing needs assessment being completed in the Alberni Valley, is looking at local demographics, economics, housing stock, and other factors around housing needs. The community input received will inform future ACRD housing policies.

Community Engagement
Thanks to those who participated in the March 31, 2021 online community forum to discuss housing needs in the four Alberni Valley (AV) Electoral Areas (Beaufort, Sproat Lake, Beaver Creek, and Cherry Creek). The project team received a lot of informative feedback which will form the basis for the development of draft recommendations. This input was discussed with the Alberni Valley EA Advisory Planning Commissions on April 22, 2021, and is being used to inform the development of the final HNRs (anticipated to be completed in September 2021).

Please contact the the ACRD Planning Department at 250-720-2700 or planning@acrd.bc.ca if you would like to be involved, or have any questions or comments.