Housing Needs Assessment

The Strathcona Regional Housing Needs Assessment is complete and available below.

This is the first phase of our housing project; the next phase will focus on strategy and planning.


Regional Summary Reports

Click on the images below to download summary reports for:

  • Campbell River and Area D

  • Cortes Island, Quadra Island, Discovery Islands and Mainland

  • Gold River, Tahsis, Zeballos, Sayward and Area A

Background to the Housing Needs Assessment

Housing was the Health Network's major priority for 2018. In January 2018 the Health Network started moving forward with the first step in this process: a Regional Housing Needs Assessment.

The Health Network has both hosted and attended meetings regarding housing and the need for better information to assist communities to access funding and determine appropriate policy interventions was identified as a priority.

Technical Committee

We were very lucky to have a strong group of people with diverse backgrounds contributing to setting the scope of the Housing Needs Assessment and monitoring work. This group were responsible for advising on the scope and implementation of the project that included significant consultation with community members and housing providers in the Strathcona Regional District.

The members of the Technical Committee were:

  • Brett Hodson, Public Health and Table of Partners

  • Audrey Wilson, Laichwiltach Family Life and Table of Partners

  • Ron Kerr, City of Campbell River and Table of Partners

  • Mary Jo Van Order, Strathcona Regional District

  • Greg Hill, CRADAL

  • Wendy Richardson, John Howard

  • Paul Mason, Ma'kola Housing

  • Glen Pallen, Homalco

  • Lindsay McGinn, United Way North Island

  • Samantha Christiansen, Kyuquot-Checleset First Nation

  • Heidi Hartman, BC Housing

The Technical Committee worked under an endorsed Terms of Reference.

Key outcomes:

  • determine current need, demand, and supply of housing

  • identify and assess current housing and supports across the continuum within the region, including government-subsidised housing (emergency shelter beds, supportive housing, transitional housing, subsidised housing, and low cost rentals), non-market housing, and market housing

  • importantly, it will help position communities to undertake collaborative projects, as well as leverage external funding and support

Key dates:

  • Start - Jan 2018

  • Consultation: February - May 2018

  • Community Forum - May 2018

  • Delivery of Housing Needs Assessment - July 2018