Increasing Family-Friendly Housing

The goal of the family-friendly housing policy review is to encourage the construction of more two and three plus bedroom units appropriate for families within new multi-unit residential developments. Both City Plan (2022) and the City’s Affordable Housing Strategy (2018) recommend that the City develop regulations and policy on family-friendly housing to encourage and incentivize new multi-unit developments that provide housing units with more bedrooms. An action in the Affordable Housing Strategy is to create a policy that “targets the construction of larger two and three bedroom units appropriate for larger and/or extended families within new multi-unit residential developments".

Other municipalities in BC also encourage family-friendly housing, as shown in the links below:

City of North Vancouver

City of Port Moody

City of New Westminster

The City is seeking your input on proposed new family-friendly housing regulations. For more information and to fill out the survey please visit here.

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