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New road construction Monday February 22, 2021 for approx. two weeks. Traffic control in place 7am-4pm.

Alberni Valley Housing Needs Report

The ACRD is working with a consultant (RFT GIS & Planning) to develop Housing Needs Reports (HNRs) for the four Alberni Valley Electoral Areas (EAs) (Beaufort, Sproat Lake, Beaver Creek, and Cherry Creek), and we need your input!
Community Engagement
The City of Port Alberni and ACRD worked together on initial community engagement for the HNRs. Thanks to those City of Port Alberni and Alberni Valley EA residents who completed the Alberni Valley housing needs survey! The survey completion gift card draw winners have been contacted. We look forward to sharing some of the survey results with the community, as well as getting additional input on housing needs in the Alberni Valley, in March 2021 at an upcoming online community forum. Please continue to check back on this page for more information on the community forum, and additional opportunities for community engagement.

Although the UBCM grants require the City and ACRD to develop separate final HNRs, we collaborated on aspects of public and stakeholder engagement for these 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.

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