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Housing Needs Reports

Background
In 2019, legislative requirements took effect requiring municipalities and regional districts in BC to complete Housing Needs Reports (HNRs) by April 2022 and every five years thereafter. A HNR is a tool for local governments to use to inform local plans, policies, and development decisions, including documents such as the Zoning Bylaw and Official Community Plans (OCPs). The Zoning Bylaw Review project, and upcoming comprehensive updates to the ACRD Electoral Area OCPs, as well as work on individual Treaty First Nation OCPs and Comprehensive Community Plans, are examples of important documents with regulations and policies that will be informed by the results of the HNRs.

Project Overview
The ACRD HNR project was initiated in November 2020 after receiving grant funding from the BC Ministry of Municipal Affairs, administered by the Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM), and was completed in December 2021. Recognizing that housing is an issue that crosses jurisdictional boundaries, and recommendations are needed to address housing needs from a regional perspective, the ACRD partnered with member Treaty First Nations.

The project included the development of 10 separate HNRs for the six ACRD Electoral Areas (Bamfield, Beaufort, Long Beach, Sproat Lake, Beaver Creek, and Cherry Creek) and four Maa-nulth Treaty First Nations (Huu-ay-aht First Nations, Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ Government, Uchucklesaht Tribe Government, and Toquaht Nation), sub-regional reports for the Alberni Valley and West Coast regions, and an overall ACRD summary report.

ACRD & Treaty First Nation Housing Needs Reports

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ACRD Planning and Development | 250-720-2700 | planning@acrd.bc.ca